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by Nancy LaPlaca The Age of Consequences for so-called ‘externalities’ has arrived – but what is an externality? In the jargon of economists, an externality is a cost (or benefit) to a third party who did not agree to it. Air pollution is a classic externality. For example, power plant owners or car manufacturers don’t...
by Stephanie Johannes As a pediatrician and a mother, I am particularly concerned about the impacts of climate change on maternal and child health. Pregnant women are especially at risk from heat because they have a higher body temperature to start with, and are “cooling for two”, which makes them more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion,...
CleanAIRE NC is excited to announce that our former health initiative, NC Clinicians for Climate Action, has spun-off to form its own clinician-led organization. There’s been a growing interest among health professionals in addressing the health impacts of climate change, and among hospital systems to engage in sustainable practices. We are eager to facilitate that...
CleanAIRE NC Statement in response to Governor Cooper’s announced compromise with the General Assembly on energy policy legislation. CleanAIRE NC is encouraged to see that lawmakers have made some improvements to the state energy bill (HB 951) over the version that was first proposed earlier this summer. The current bill could go even further to...
CAFO Flood Waterkeeper Alliance
by Joel Porter and Daisha Williams Last week CleanAIRE NC and SELC reached a settlement agreement with Align RNG and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will improve community health protections at a proposed biogas plant in Sampson County. Align RNG has agreed to set new limits on air pollution coming from the...
CAFO Flood Waterkeeper Alliance
Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kathleen Sullivan 919-945-7106 [email protected] Settlement sets new limits, improves monitoring on gas project to better protect community CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Eastern North Carolina will benefit from new operating limits and better monitoring that will provide greater protections against...
by Maria Sharova Earlier this year, our Citizen Science Program underwent a network review. While we were thinking about the next phase of our monitoring network, one of our partners at East Carolina University, Dr. Yoo Min Park, was hard at work distributing monitors in Pitt County. Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor of Geographic...
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...
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