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Next month CleanAIRE NC will recognize North Carolinians who have shown extraordinary commitment to tackling the climate crisis with the 2023 Blue Sky Awards.  The 2023 Blue Sky Awards will be presented at the environmental organization’s annual fundraising event, a CleanAIRE Affair, at Charlotte’s Discovery Place Science Museum (301 N. Tryon Street) on the evening...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Delaying Ozone Pollution Standards Needlessly Endangers Public Health Charlotte, N.C. – CleanAIRE NC is disappointed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to delay stronger air quality standards for ground-level ozone (O3), also known as smog. The EPA initially planned...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Duke Energy’s Updated Carbon Plan Fails to Meet the Moment The Carbon Plan should be an opportunity to reshape North Carolina’s energy future and protect community health. That means no new fossil fuel infrastructure or power plants. Unfortunately, the draft Carbon Plan filed by Duke Energy today fails to meet the moment....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] NC BREATHE Report  Highlights Strategies and Recommendations for Climate Justice and Healthier Communities in North Carolina CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This week CleanAIRE NC released a report reviewing and highlighting the key themes that arose from their 2023 NC BREATHE Conference,...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 20, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Brittany L. Griffin, CleanAIRE NC, (704)-610-8220, [email protected] Duke Energy Carolinas’ Proposed 17% Rate Increase for Fossil Fuels Will Overburden Disparate Communities Charlotte, N.C. – Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC), the second largest utility company in the United States, applied for a nearly 17% rate hike on household utility...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] CleanAIRE NC Strongly Supports the EPA’s Proposed Limits on Power Plant Emissions CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We applaud Secretary Regan and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for moving to strengthen climate standards on our nation’s power plants. After decades of delayed...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Take a Stand for Climate Justice and Healthier Communities at the 2023 NC BREATHE Conference CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CleanAIRE NC’s eighth annual NC BREATHE conference will take place Thursday, April 6, at the 658 Center in Charlotte, N.C.  Sponsored by...
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