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Legislature Forced to Step Back in Power Grab

Clean Air Carolina filed a legal challenge against the legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would threaten voting rights, radically restructure the government, and significantly erode the separation of state...

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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52 MAHA Members Sign Comments Opposing EPA Transparency Rule

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comments on the proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule (83 FR 18768). If implemented the proposed rule would: Exclude...

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Court Temporarily Halts NC Legislature’s Power Grab

The Southern Environmental Law Center, NC NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, and Forward Justice released the following statements after the Wake County Superior Court issued an order halting the printing of North Carolina ballots as litigation on the North Carolina legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would fundamentally restructure the state government continues.

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It’s a poor air quality day. What should you do?

It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important to limit time outside on poor air quality days.

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The Effect of Air Pollution on Fetal Development

Research has suggested that the effects of air pollution can cross the mother-fetus blood barrier to hinder the development of unborn children and cause adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, stillbirth, low birth weight and birth defects.

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Clean Air Carolina Joins SELC, NAACP in State Lawsuit

  The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Clean Air Carolina and the NAACP, filed suit today against North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore, Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and the State Board of Elections in Wake County Superior Court....

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NC DAQ TAKES ACTION ON ‘SUPER POLLUTANT’

Methyl bromide is considered a “super pollutant” because of its combined health and environmental impacts. While the chemical is regulated under the Clean Air Act, there are no protections for methyl bromide when it is used in high concentrations to fumigate logs.

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Clean Energy Soon To Surpass Natural Gas

Natural gas is viewed as a cleaner alternative to the traditional use of coal as baseload energy for utilities. The decreasing price of natural gas has lead to a replacement of much of the U.S. reliance on coal for energy, effectively acting as a bridge fuel until zero-carbon energy sources such as wind and solar become the standard.

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