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Making Sure You Count

Responding to the 2020 Census Helps NC’s Health, Environment, and Economy by Joel Porter Among our ever changing priorities as we continue to navigate the pandemic, responding to the 2020 Census probably does not top most people’s lists. The last census (2010),...

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While Consumers Suffer, Duke Energy Looks to Profit

by Joel Porter In June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 7.6% unemployment rate in North Carolina. Earlier this week the Raleigh News & Observer noted that 1.5 million utility accounts have gone unpaid during the pandemic, 1.3 million of which are...

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MAHA Puts Out Fire

MAHA’s support helps protect health of Fairfield Harbour community by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky "We couldn’t have accomplished this without [MAHA’s] invaluable insight, help, and support,” said Cindy Pellegrini. In the summer of 2018, Medical Advocates for Healthy...

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Meet Our 2020 Interns

by Claire Brantley, Cole Jones, and Katie Jackson Clean Air Carolina is excited to introduce our 2020 summer interns! Claire Brantley, Cole Jones, and Katie Jackson will be working with us remotely all summer long on a variety of big projects and campaigns. Priority...

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Protect Public Health: EPA Should Tighten PM Standard

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky The US EPA is required to review the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard every five years to consider whether it should be changed based on new scientific evidence. In April, EPA decided the standard did not need to change in...

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Stand Together. Act Together.

Clean Air Carolina has long pursued both equity and public health. This past week, the connection between these two goals was painfully demonstrated once again: Racism is a Public Health Crisis. Something is clearly broken when, time after time, a society condones...

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Gaining a New Perspective by Getting Out of the Lab

By: Stephanie Cleland For my public health practicum, I completed an advocacy and education internship at Clean Air Carolina. I engaged in multiple science and health communication activities such as tabling at the UNC Minority Health Conference and developing...

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Holding Polluters Accountable

Clean Air Carolina stops literal tire fire in Person County Clean Air Carolina, Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Sierra Club have been working to hold the CPI Roxboro Power Plant in Person County accountable for burning filthy feedstock. This plant is a 55MW...

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