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State Should Consider Future Ozone Standard

Parts of the Charlotte region still do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2008 and the agency will soon decide which areas will be listed formally in violation. Data collected from eight...

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Clean Air Carolina Honors 2011 AirKeepers

On December 7, Clean Air Carolina hosted our 2011 Annual Meeting at Studio K Gallery in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood. Special guest speaker, Dr. Cindy Hauser, an Associate Professor at Davidson College, gave an informative presentation on the details of her work...

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Citizens Speak Out Against Rate Hike

On Tuesday, October 11th over 200 citizens packed a small room in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center for a four hour public hearing on the proposed 17.4% Duke Energy rate hike. A press conference and rally was held outside prior to the hearing where...

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Clean Construction Bill Introduced in the House

For over seven years, Clean Air Carolina's Clean Diesel Campaign has partnered with the national Clean Air Task Force and 15 other states to educate the public and policymakers about the problems associated with old diesel engines and the solutions to help reduce...

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Make Sure Ready to Get Out and Vote!

Are you ready for the elections this fall? We’re expecting high voter turnout this year—as voters choose the next President, members of Congress, NC’s next Governor, judges, and every member of our state legislature. Now is the time to make sure you are registered and...

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Campout! Carolina: Oct 8-9

EarthShare North Carolina (ESNC), a non-profit network of regional environmental organizations including Clean Air Carolina, is calling on North Carolina residents to join in the state’s largest campout. On October 8-9, ESNC will hold its fourth annual statewide...

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Report: Charlotte in country’s top ten for smog

(September 21, 2011)  The Charlotte area has had more unhealthy air days in 2011 than all but seven other cities nationwide, according to Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011.  The analysis also showed that under the more protective smog standard...

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The Charlotte Ozone Garden Project

(September 19, 2011)  Clean Air Carolina has expanded our partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools by launching a new, innovative program called the Charlotte Ozone Garden Project. Our staff and volunteers are working with four high-poverty schools to install...

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Clearing the Air on Hospital Construction

(September 7, 2011)  Clean Air Carolina is excited to announce a new partnership with the Green Construction Council of the Carolinas to reduce toxic diesel pollution at hospital construction sites across the state. The black carbon in diesel exhaust is seven times...

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Obama Withdraws Stricter Ozone Standard

(September 2, 2011)  Press Statement from Executive Director, June Blotnick: Unfortunately, the President, under heavy pressure from polluting industries, has allowed politics to trump public health by not approving a more protective ozone standard. The Clear Air Act...

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