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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...
by Kat Soltany In 1980, when Steve O’Neil was in the 6th grade, he gazed in awe as his teacher Mr. Jackson showed his class a solar-powered fan. The fan’s motor was connected to a small square solar panel, using energy from the sun to blow air into his face. Mr. Jackson then spoke about...
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 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...
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...
Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Kathleen Sullivan Sothern Environmental Law Center 919-945-7106 [email protected] COMMITTEE MOVES FORWARD NORTH CAROLINA PETITION FOR RULEMAKING TO LIMIT CARBON POLLUTION CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The groups behind a rulemaking petition to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from power plants in North Carolina welcomed...
by Rebecca Sauer, Andrew Rasetti, and Kat Soltany CleanAIRE NC is excited to welcome our 2021 summer interns! Rebecca Sauer and Andrew Rasetti join us from Duke University’s Stanback Fellowship Program as an Environmental Health Associate and Environmental Policy Associate, respectively. And Kat Soltany is working with us as a Citizen Science Innovation Associate from the Davidson Sustainability...
by former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts A successful Greening Our Faith Communities Summit was held May 20 – 21, focusing mostly on the faith community in the Charlotte area, but drawing interest and speakers from around North Carolina. The two-day virtual summit was organized primarily by GreenFaith and Clean Air Carolina, with support from ecoAmerica, Good Solar, MeckMIN, and numerous other...
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