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EPA Ozone Standard Better, but Not Low Enough

[Joint Press Release] On October 1, the EPA released a new ozone rule that will reduce the allowable level of ozone in our air from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb. While the rule is a good first step towards protecting public health, it comes as HB 765, which repeals...

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Meet MAHA Intern, Katherine Walker

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air is pleased to welcome a new intern to our Chapel Hill office. Katherine Walker is earning a diploma in Sustainability Technologies in Renewable Energy from Durham Technical Community College in Durham NC. 1) Tell us a little about...

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Tell Gov McCrory to VETO H765

NC legislators have introduced a 50 page regulatory reform bill (H765) full of damaging environmental provisions. If signed by the governor, this bill will remove environmental safeguards that have been keeping North Carolina's water, air, and families safe. Clean Air...

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Tell Gov McCrory to VETO H765

NC legislators have passed a mega-bill (H765) full of damaging environmental provisions. If signed by the governor, this bill will remove environmental safeguards that have been keeping North Carolina's water, air, and families safe. Clean Air Carolina and Medical...

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H765 and Air Quality: Jones Street has it in for the Joneses

Air pollution impacts our lives in surprising ways, and some of the worst impacts don’t happen all at once, but as a gradual accumulation of stresses. Unfortunately, a bill currently being negotiated in the NC General Assembly boosts the harms of air pollution in just this way: a series of weakening changes that add up to bigger risks to our kids, our families, and ourselves.

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Every Air Monitor Must Stay: Tell NC Legislators NO to H765

A year ago, NC operated over 130 air quality monitors across the state; today there are only 74. What's worse? State legislators are pushing a mega-bill, Regulatory Reform Act of 2015 (H765), that includes provisions to remove even more of our state's protective air...

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Groups Call on EPA to Limit Biomass Role in Clean Power Plan

On September 17, Clean Air Carolina, along with faith, conservation, and outdoor recreation industry leaders from across the Southern United States, submitted a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The letter was co-signed by more than 45 groups,...

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CAC and Partners File Appeal of Monroe Bypass Case

(Sept. 16, 2015) Conservation groups have filed an appeal in federal court saying that last week’s ruling by a district court judge failed to properly scrutinize the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s review of the $838 million Monroe Bypass.  The Southern...

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Evidence Shows Clean Air Helps Economy

(Sept 1, 2015) Every time the federal government proposes new clean air standards, we hear the same cry from a segment of the business community that jobs will be lost and our state’s economy will suffer. Fortunately, history has proved those arguments wrong. We have...

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