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....read more
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PRESS RELEASE: Clean Air Carolina Executive Director June Blotnick issued the following statement applauding North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement today of an executive order to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy.read more
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.read more
Confused about the 2018 NC constitutional amendments? See our Explainer.read more
The AirKeepers program at Clean Air Carolina made a lot of positive impressions at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Oakland, Calif.
ASIC attendees included regulatory scientists and engineers, air monitoring instrument manufacturers, academic researchers, regional community leaders, and community science groups. I met researchers from all over the U.S., but also Canada, Finland, Qatar, China, and Japan, and I’m sure I didn’t meet everyone.
Clean Air Carolina joins a consortium of North Carolina environmental advocacy groups in calling on state leaders to take a number of wide-ranging and environmentally-responsible recovery and future resiliency actions in the wake of Hurricane Florence. See the...read more
Clean Air Carolina Executive Director June Blotnick teamed up with global campaign organization Mighty Earth on Oct. 3 to call for the U.S. steel industry to move toward carbon-free renewable energy, starting with Charlotte-based Nucor Corporation (NUE), the country’s largest steel producer.read more
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...read more
Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. pollutants that cause adverse health outcomes and exacerbate ongoing health conditions. We’re happy to announce that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has joined the MAHA Clean Construction Partnership to substantially reduce diesel pollution at their construction sites and improve public health.read more
Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina and the Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program, the current issue of the NC Medical Journal includes a host of commentaries and articles covering everything from the impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on rural residents, to unexpected sources and effects of pollution, to local and statewide programs aimed at improving air and water quality.read more