Press Releases



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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