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by Daniel Parkhurst As you may have seen from our recent posts about the wood pellet industry in North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina is working hard to reduce dangerous emissions from Enviva and other biomass producers. Manufacturing wood pellets releases air pollutants that cause serious health concerns for surrounding communities. Now, a new report is...
Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: June 3, 2019 CHALLENGE FROM CLEAN AIR GROUPS FORCES NC WOOD PELLET FACTORY TO INSTALL POLLUTION CONTROLS Enviva Biomass Plant Under Construction in Richmond County Agrees to Reduce Smog-Forming Pollutant by 95 Percent Charlotte, N.C. (June 3, 2019) — The world’s largest manufacturer of wood...
by Daniel Parkhurst This month Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), won a settlement with Enviva Hamlet and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will result in a 95% reduction in dangerous emissions from a key unit at the Enviva Hamlet facility....
by Andrew Whelan For most people the connection between health and air pollution is easy to grasp. But what about health and climate change? “When we think of climate change, we don’t often think about how it affects children and adults with respiratory issues,” says Candace Cahoon of Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Candace Cahoon is a...
Environmental Justice Warren County
By Pamela Grundy and Calvin Cupini Environmental justice is the watchword of the day. The world is warming, and communities across the globe are organizing to address widespread environmental damage. The convergence of politics, economic power and racism means that pollution disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable communities. Environmental justice efforts target the root causes...
Press Release from the Environmental Integrity Project and Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: February 13, 2019 Contacts: Heather Hillaker, attorney, SELC, 919-967-1450 or [email protected] Patrick Anderson, attorney, EIP, 407-440-1124 or [email protected] Clean Air Carolina Challenges Air Permit for Enviva Hamlet Expansion in Richmond County CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Southern Environmental Law Center...
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.
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