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2019

Complete 540 Project Moves Forward with Settlement Agreement

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – The N.C. Department of Transportation and Sound Rivers, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have signed a settlement agreement. This will allow the N.C. Turnpike Authority to proceed with the Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension (also known as Complete 540) project while simultaneously setting in place protections for clean air, clean water and endangered aquatic species. Read more >>

Charlotte City and Mecklenburg County Elected Officials Join Community Leaders to Speak Out Against Rolling Back America’s Clean Car Standards

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Today, Charlotte City Council Member Dimple Ajmera and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell were joined by community leaders for a press conference in Charlotte to oppose the proposed rollback of America’s clean car standards by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator Heidi King. Read more >>

Polk County Middle School Installs Air Quality Monitor to Promote Student Safety

MILL SPRING, NORTH CAROLINA – Last week, officials at Polk County Middle School worked with Clean Air Carolina to install an air quality monitor on the school grounds that will enable students and staff to learn more about the air they breathe. Polk County Schools requested the air monitor following odor complaints as a nearby Dominion Energy natural gas facility came into operation. Read more >>

Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls

CHARLOTTE, JUNE 3, 2019 – The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina, in a settlement finalized today after three conservation groups challenged its state permit. Read more >>

J.T. Williams Montessori to Hold Ozone Garden Dedication Ceremony

CHARLOTTE, MAY 13, 2019 – Students, staff, and community members will gather at J.T. Williams Montessori this week to dedicate a new ozone garden. The school’s ozone garden will alert families and residents to the presence of ozone pollution, a dangerous problem that will grow as summer advances. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Read more >>

Clean Air Carolina Challenges Air Permit for Enviva Hamlet Expansion in Richmond County

CHAPEL HILL, FEB 15, 2019 – The Southern Environmental Law Center and the Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of their client Clean Air Carolina, today challenged the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of an air quality permit to Enviva Hamlet, a wood pellet manufacturing facility currently under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina. Read more >>

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