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Medical Advocates Defend NC’s Air Toxics Program

This ad was published in the (Raleigh) News & Observer and paid for by Southern Environmental Law Center: MAHA in the News: A serious setback to public health (5/24/12) Doctors to Gov. Perdue: Keep air clean, for the health of it (3/2/12) Two Part Series on NC Air...

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Getting to Code Green: Summer Fund Drive

During days of high ozone pollution, Charlotte's air is especially dangerous for our seniors, our children and those with asthma, emphysema or other lung and heart conditions. Read the stories of those who feel the daily effects of air pollution and join us in Getting...

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5K Run for Clean Air: A Winning Success

(June 2010) Clean Air Carolina’s First Annual 5K Run for Clean Air that took place on Saturday, May 22 was a great success thanks to our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and registrants. 275 adults and children came out to run, walk and tot trot in beautiful McAlpine...

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14,000+ Reasons to Turn Off Your Engine

Have you ever left your car engine idling for more than a minute while waiting to pick up your child or sitting at a drive-thru window?  Many of us have.  And most of us don’t grasp the harm that can be done during those 60 short seconds. Idling increases the amount...

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Climate Change in the Arctic: Global Implications

Clean Air Carolina hosted a roundtable discussion on February 17 focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the international community regarding the rapidly warming Arctic climate. The special event was organized in partnership with the...

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EPA Proposes to Strengthen Ozone Standard

(January 8, 2010) This week, we can all breathe a little easier knowing the Obama administration has proposed a stronger federal standard on ground-level ozone pollution. On Thursday, the EPA announced a proposal to set the primary standard at a level scientists have...

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Schools Receive Grant to Reduce Diesel Pollution

Clean Air Carolina (CAC), in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS), received a $536,000 grant to reduce diesel emissions from school buses and fuel trucks. A joint press conference was held at Matthews Elementary...

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Clean Air Carolina Hosts Air Quality Roundtable with Regional Leaders

Clean Air Carolina and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Chair Jennifer Roberts convened a roundtable discussion of regional business, government, environmental and healthcare leaders on August 24 to discuss solutions to our air quality problems and learn from Atlanta’s experience dealing with similar issues in the 1990’s.

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Clean Air Carolina Goes to the Hill for Clean Construction

In June, CAC Director June Blotnick, and Program Director for the NC Clean Diesel Campaign Phil Rossi, met with NC Congressional representatives and staff members to advocate for clean construction provisions in the new transportation bill, Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009.

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