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CPI Roxboro and Southport Close, Ending a Decade of Pollution

by Joel Porter North Carolina’s air got a little cleaner this week. Thanks to Clean Air Carolina’s advocacy, CPI Roxboro in Person County and CPI Southport in Brunswick County will cease operations after years of emissions violations. These two power plants burned...

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Interview: What’s the State of Charlotte’s Air?

As the Charlotte region grows, its air quality is under threat: Particle pollution from vehicles, ground-level ozone, pollution from coal and natural gas power plants, and more all contribute to an invisible yet serious challenge. Clean Air Carolina executive director...

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Align RNG Spells Health & Equity Problems for Eastern NC

by Joel Porter A new alliance of what could be considered strange bedfellows is emerging here in North Carolina. In Duplin and Sampson counties, the energy industry is joining forces with the agriculture industry on what they have been saying is “for the good of the...

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Call for Student Abstracts for NC BREATHE 2021

Registration is open for our sixth annual NC BREATHE conference! NC BREATHE 2021 will bring together a diverse group of North Carolinians to discuss current issues at the intersection of health, equity, and the climate crisis. Join the virtual conversation on April 6...

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New Report Outlines How Duke Energy Can Meet Its Climate Goals

by Joel Porter North Carolina’s roadmap for meaningful climate action must include Duke Energy. The electricity sector is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, and Duke Energy is the biggest energy producer. It’s why the recent, ambitious...

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