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by Joel Porter The state of North Carolina has taken a monumental step in the fight against climate change. On July 13, the NC Environmental Management Commission (EMC) voted to approve our petition for North Carolina to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI – pronounced ‘Reggie’). This is a huge win that will improve...
Methyl bromide is an incredibly dangerous air pollutant. Exposure to methyl bromide can damage our eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Yet despite the risks, this neurotoxin is commonly used through eastern North Carolina at log fumigation plants, endangering the health of the communities that surround these facilities. CleanAIRE NC worked for several...
The fight against climate change, air pollution, and environmental injustice leaves us little time to slow down. CleanAIRE NC will continue to support the innovative programming and partnerships that have long been Clean Air Carolina’s calling card. Through advocacy, education, and community-driven research, we are working to ensure that all North Carolinians have clean air...
by June Blotnick, Executive Director It’s been a long time coming, but I’m thrilled that I can finally announce our big news: Clean Air Carolina is now CleanAIRE NC! And we’re not just changing our name. We’re unveiling a top-to-bottom redesign with a new logo, a new look, and a new website. Don’t worry, we’re...
by Maria Sharova, CleanAIRE NC Citizen Science Program Manager The Clean Air Carolina Citizen Science Program started in 2016, and has grown across the state over the last five years. As our organization has grown, so has our work, and we are committed to fighting climate change and environmental injustices while advocating for clean air....
by Joel Porter, CleanAIRE NC Advocacy Program Manager Over the course of the last fifteen years, Clean Air Carolina has striven to accomplish its mission of reducing sources of pollution. In that pursuit, we’ve had victories big and small. Clean Air Carolina has secured pollution controls on large industrial plants in the Southeast, helped to...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Clean Air Carolina Expands Mission, Changes Name to CleanAIRE NC The organization is rebranding itself to coincide with a broader mission scope that emphasizes climate change and environmental justice. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clean Air Carolina, a North Carolina-based environmental nonprofit...
Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kathleen Sullivan Sothern Environmental Law Center 919-945-7106 [email protected] NORTH CAROLINA TO DEVELOP RULE TO LIMIT CARBON POLLUTION FROM POWER PLANTS CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The groups behind a rulemaking petition to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from power plants in North...
by Joel Porter and Andrew Rasetti The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed legislation that is supposedly in response to climate change; in reality, it would derail our state’s transition to a clean energy economy. The bill, HB 951, fails to even mention the words ‘climate change.’ It does, however, acknowledge that the economic...
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