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Court Temporarily Halts NC Legislature’s Power Grab

The Southern Environmental Law Center, NC NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, and Forward Justice released the following statements after the Wake County Superior Court issued an order halting the printing of North Carolina ballots as litigation on the North Carolina legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would fundamentally restructure the state government continues.

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It’s a poor air quality day. What should you do?

It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important to limit time outside on poor air quality days.

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The Effect of Air Pollution on Fetal Development

Research has suggested that the effects of air pollution can cross the mother-fetus blood barrier to hinder the development of unborn children and cause adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, stillbirth, low birth weight and birth defects.

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Clean Air Carolina Joins SELC, NAACP in State Lawsuit

  The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Clean Air Carolina and the NAACP, filed suit today against North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore, Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and the State Board of Elections in Wake County Superior Court....

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NC DAQ TAKES ACTION ON ‘SUPER POLLUTANT’

Methyl bromide is considered a “super pollutant” because of its combined health and environmental impacts. While the chemical is regulated under the Clean Air Act, there are no protections for methyl bromide when it is used in high concentrations to fumigate logs.

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Clean Energy Soon To Surpass Natural Gas

Natural gas is viewed as a cleaner alternative to the traditional use of coal as baseload energy for utilities. The decreasing price of natural gas has lead to a replacement of much of the U.S. reliance on coal for energy, effectively acting as a bridge fuel until zero-carbon energy sources such as wind and solar become the standard.

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Job Opening: Policy Manager

Clean Air Carolina (CAC) seeks to hire a full time Policy Manager responsible for managing its public policy program and advocacy activities to successfully impact law and policy throughout North Carolina and nationally, in alignment with Clean Air Carolina’s mission and core values.

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GUEST BLOG: Mobile Monitoring by Bike

The last bike commute of the school year for ‘Two Wheel Tuesday’ was on June 5th. Some of our riders gathered at Freedom Park at 7:15 am to start at the beginning of our commute, others would join the ride along the route. I love this time of morning when the world hasn’t quite gotten going yet and we’re preparing for our seven mile commute to J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori School off of Statesville Avenue. 

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Job Opening: Senior Development Manager

Clean Air Carolina (CAC) is seeking a dynamic team leader who will plan and direct a comprehensive fundraising program in alignment with CAC’s mission and core values. The Senior Development Manager will oversee all revenue generating activities including our annual campaign, special events, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, major gifts, and grant writing.

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Particulate matter linked to new cases of Diabetes

The Lancet Planetary Health journal recently published a study that links air pollution below national and world standards to increased cases of diabetes worldwide. Researchers found that in 2016 air pollution contributed to 14 percent of the total number of new...

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