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FHWA Drops its Defense of $900M Garden Parkway Toll Road

RALEIGH, N.C –  On February 18, 2016, the federal government abandoned its long-running defense of the controversial Garden Parkway, a proposed toll highway project near Charlotte. The Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) filed a motion to dismiss its appeal of an...

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Social Scientists Must Weigh in on Effects of Climate Change

How do you make plans and decisions when everything you do is affected, often in exponential shifts, and you really don’t know for sure what is going to happen? That’s the challenge Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientist Chris Weaver’s colleagues face at the...

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CAC Program Director Speaks About PARTICLE FALLS, Feb 23

Don't miss the next Illuminate on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:30am with guest speaker Terry Lansdell of Clean Air Carolina. Learn more about PARTICLE FALLS; gain the benefit of Terry's perspective on the management of a large-scale project, from origination to...

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How Clean Is Our Air? Investigating with Citizen Science

Clean Air Carolina staff are working to better understand the air we breathe with a new citizen science program called the Clean Air Zones Monitoring Project. Citizen Science lets people gather data from their daily personal experiences. It is like a Fitbit for our...

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Report: NC School Districts Can Save Millions by Going Solar

CAC Program Director, Terry Lansdell, highlighted on local radio show. Listen here! Charlotte, NC - Two reports by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NC CETC) released today found that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and Durham Public Schools (DPS)...

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Raleigh Toll HWY will Increase Air Pollution, Impact Health

CHAPEL HILL, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers and Clean Air Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed comments with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration asking that they take a fresh look at less costly,...

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2015 Clean Air Accomplishments

LEGAL ACTION VICTORY! GARDEN PARKWAY: After a three-year court battle brought by Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Clean Air Carolina and Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a federal court dealt the final blow to the controversial Garden Parkway, a proposed...

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CLT: We Need You to March for Climate Justice!

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan will save hundreds of North Carolina lives every year by reducing toxic climate-changing emissions from power plants. However, the McCrory administration has joined 24 other states in a lawsuit against the EPA and will draft a NC plan...

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