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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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Tell EPA Coal Ash is Hazardous!

EPA is considering new rules to set federal standards on coal ash waste, a by-product of burning coal for electricity. Coal ash contains concentrated amounts of many toxic heavy metals that threaten our health and environment. Coal-fired power plants in the United...

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Charlotte Faces Tougher AQ Standards

(August 25) The EPA is expected to announce by the end of October its new standard for ozone pollution that will be stronger than the current standard implemented by the Bush Administration in 2008.  The new standard will be within 60-70 parts per billion (ppb), a...

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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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