Category: Advocacy

ACTION: Oppose the elimination of the Charlotte City Council Environment Committee

The City of Charlotte has recently made positive progress on clean air, clean water, and sustainability for city operations. In its “sustainable and resilient city” resolution passed last summer, the Charlotte City Council committed the city to sourcing all its energy from carbon-free sources by 2030. They also set the ambitious goal of the entire city (government, business, academia, and non-profits) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

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Guest Blog: Time is of the essence

Key findings from two critical reports on climate change By: Dorothy Rawleigh Climate change will continue to cause increasing temperatures, extremes of precipitation, flooding events, catastrophic wildfires, ocean acidification and warming, according to the Fourth...

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Sustainable Action Plans Gaining Ground in NC

A recent number of important city and state government actions will greatly help North Carolina reduce its carbon emissions in the coming years, starting with Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025....

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Key Questions for Elected Officials

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.

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Op-Ed: Connecting Climate Change, Storms

By Miles O’Brien In a recent Op-Ed, environmental engineer Jason West implored the media to make the connection between intensifying storms and climate change. I couldn’t agree more. Just talking about the devastation of Hurricane Florence is not enough. It is...

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Legislature Forced to Step Back in Power Grab

Clean Air Carolina filed a legal challenge against the legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would threaten voting rights, radically restructure the government, and significantly erode the separation of state...

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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