Category: Environmental Justice

Talking the Talk, by Walking the Walk

One of Clean Air Carolina’s interns conducted his own citizen science research over the summer.  Brian Kornegay, a student at UNC Pembroke, embarked on a summer project to measure PM2.5 levels across various areas in North Carolina.  The goal of the project is to put...

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Clean Air Carolina Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Highway Administration

Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center,  filed suit along with Natural Resources Defense Council and U.S. Public Interest Research Group against the Federal Highway Administration on July 31st for unlawful suspension of a final greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation that would require states to measure and set reduction targets for GHGs emitted by on-road vehicles on the national highway system (the GHG measure). The suspension was done without notice or opportunity for public comment.

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A Clean Air Summer: Farewell to Our Interns

Clean Air Carolina has had the pleasure to work with very talented interns this summer. From developing projects for the new AirKeepers Citizen Science program to writing Air Quality Health Reports using EPA environmental justice tools and understanding how we bring...

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Action Alert: Rise Up With Richmond County

Richmond County, NC needs your help to stop a biomass wood pellet facility that is riddled with asthma-inducing health impacts, is not wanted by the community, threatens to destroy natural hardwood forests, and is a terrible environmental injustice. Enviva, the...

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Air and Climate Policy Are Social Policies

Social workers analyze policy through the lens of the most vulnerable people whom the policy would affect. Generally, the most vulnerable include children, the elderly, people of color, people with mental illnesses, and people living in poverty. Not coincidentally,...

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