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Charlotte’s Only Green Race Raises AQ Awareness

Clean Air Carolina successfully hosted our 2nd Annual 5K Run for Clean Air on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at McAlpine Creek Park. With the support of area businesses, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Honorary Co-Chairs Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg...

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Charlotte 10th Smoggiest City Second Year in a Row

On April 27, 2011, the American Lung Association released its annual report on air quality, State of the Air 2011, which includes lists of the nation's most polluted metropolitan areas. The State of the Air 2011 report grades cities and counties based, in part, on the...

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Connecting the Dots Between AQ & Public Health

Clean Air Carolina's Executive Director, June Blotnick, has been in the community raising awareness about the connection between poor air quality and public health. Here are a few events we have been a part of so far this year: 10th Annual New Partners for Smart...

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Federal EPA and Health Funding Under Attack

(February 16) Please call your Representative TODAY to say slashing EPA and Health funding will hurt the health of our comminities. Leaders in the House of Representatives are proposing radical and devastating cuts to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the...

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CAC Urges Stricter GHG Rules for Trucks/Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a program to address the urgent challenges of the nation's oil dependency and global climate change by improving fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. These vehicles make up the transportation segment's...

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Mark Your Calendar: Ready, Set, GO!

We are excited to announce that the next 5K Run for Clean Air has been launched with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation for Saturday, May 14, 2011.  Online registration is now open! 2011 5K Run for Clean Air Saturday, May 14, 2011 McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte...

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Hagan Co-sponsors Diesel Reauthorization Bill

UPDATE 12/21/10: the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (DERA) passed the House today! UPDATE 12/17/10:  Thursday marked a major victory for the NC Clean Diesel campaign as the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (DERA) was approved by the Senate and moves on...

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CAC Joins Others in Opposing Monroe Bypass

Clean Air Carolina (CAC), NC Wildlife Federation and Yadkin Riverkeeper have joined forces with Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in opposition to the 20-mile Monroe Connector/Bypass toll road. SELC filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a...

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CAC Calls on the Governor to Support Strong Clean Air Rules

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plan to strengthen the federal ozone pollution standard and is expected to announce its final rule by the end of the year.  Clean Air Carolina strongly supports this proposal and commends the...

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2010 Clean Air Music Fest A Hit!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Clean Air Carolina on October 3 for the 2010 Clean Air Music Fest!  We raised over $2,500 for our clean air initiatives and are extremely grateful to all those who attended and contributed. We especially want to thank Shook...

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