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by Daisha Williams In the small rural town of Anderson (population 1,656) on the Alamance-Caswell County line, a community is fighting against increased industrial activities from Carolina Sunrock LLC for an operating asphalt and cement plant. This fight is not new to the residents of Anderson, who have been pushing back against Sunrock for years. ...
Kirsten is a public health professional with a demonstrated background and commitment to holistic health promotion, equity, and advocacy for historically underserved communities. Having served in various public health settings, including non-profit, local/state government, and other community-based settings, Kirsten is excited to be joining CleanAire NC. She is looking forward to listening and learning from...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Governor Cooper Takes Historic Executive Action on Environmental Justice RALEIGH, N.C. – Today Governor Cooper announced an Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, taking a major step towards addressing long-standing environmental inequities in historically disadvantaged communities. As part...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] NC Legislature Limits Local Governments’ Ability to Fight Climate Change, Restricts Public Transparency RALEIGH, N.C. – Yesterday the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB 220, also known as the ‘Choice of Energy Service’ Act. Despite its misleading name, the bill...
by Darya Silchenko Last week Darya Silchenko (The National University of Ireland, Galway) traveled to Glasgow to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, a.k.a. COP26. She shares her reflections from the conference with CleanAIRE NC here as a guest author. My observations of COP26 began as soon as I landed at the Glasgow...
by Nancy LaPlaca Power plants waste 65% of their energy. Cars waste even more. The fossil-fueled cars we drive today are extremely inefficient. What does that mean? It means that 70-80% of the energy in the gasoline that you put into your car doesn’t do any work, it doesn’t move a car an inch. Instead,...
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