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The Largest Federal Investment in Climate Action, Ever by Joel Porter Last weekend the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes provisions aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the climate resilience of our communities. The road to get here was certainly bumpy, and the bill is far from perfect. Still,...
by Bailey Scarlett, Citizen Science Associate “How do you make someone care about something that you cannot see?” That is the question hiding behind the work done by Ivonne Hernandez, an educator and environmental specialist for Mecklenburg County Air Quality. While many people understand the overwhelming institutional consequences of climate change globally, Ivonne aims to...
Last month in Charlotte, CleanAIRE NC Executive Director June Blotnick attended one of six statewide Carbon Plan public hearings. She shares her impressions of the hearing here. by June Blotnick On a sunny day in late July, with the temperature soaring into the 90’s and the heat index well over 100, Charlotte climate activists gathered...
“Everybody deserves to breathe healthy air.” This simple belief has motivated June Blotnick’s life in public service, leading the fight for cleaner air in North Carolina. But after 17 years of leading CleanAIRE NC, June will step down from her Executive Director role in September. She recently sat down with CleanAIRE NC volunteer Billie Anderson...
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