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Clean Air Carolina Calls on Governor Cooper to Stop Enviva

Between 2010 and 2014, Enviva has opened five wood pellet facilities in the Southeastern United States— a region whose forests have fallen prey to the booming wood pellet industry. Rather than using leftovers from other timber-clearing activities, Enviva has been...

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House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for NC

Included in House Bill 589 are proposed programs that could encourage both businesses and residents in our state to utilize solar energy. These programs allow large energy consumers such as the military and UNC university systems to purchase reasonably priced solar energy, encourage homeowners and renters to be able to tap into community solar initiatives, and renewables will be more accessible through rebates and solar panel leasing opportunities.

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Action Alert: Rise Up With Richmond County

Richmond County, NC needs your help to stop a biomass wood pellet facility that is riddled with asthma-inducing health impacts, is not wanted by the community, threatens to destroy natural hardwood forests, and is a terrible environmental injustice. Enviva, the...

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Victory for Clean Air and Water against Bromides

Clean Air Carolina, along with its partners, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Southern Environmental Law Center recently secured a major win for clean air and clean water. Duke Energy withdrew its request to add halide salts or bromides to control mercury...

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Citizen Scientist: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Most people accept that coal is a dirty fuel: Dirty to mine, dirty to burn, and dirty to dispose of the ash. Already there is a shift away from coal-fired power plants, but they still account for 30% of our electric power nationwide.

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Air and Climate Policy Are Social Policies

Social workers analyze policy through the lens of the most vulnerable people whom the policy would affect. Generally, the most vulnerable include children, the elderly, people of color, people with mental illnesses, and people living in poverty. Not coincidentally,...

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You’re Invited! 6th Annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit

Clean Air Carolina is again a proud sponsor of  the 6th Annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit and you’re invited! Clean Air Carolina and BikeWalk NC invite you to attend the 6th Annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit! The 2017 summit will be held Nov. 3-4 in...

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AirKeepers’ Memorial DATA Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend has come and passed, but the work of Clean Air Carolina’s AirKeepers didn’t take the day off.  Our special network of air pollution tracking monitors were actively detecting the air quality in mecklenburg county over the holiday.   What we found...

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Air pollution from traffic deadlier than thought

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air advises health practitioners working with patients presenting with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases to investigate whether they live near heavily-trafficked roadways, where they can be exposed to traffic-related air pollution...

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