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by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky The fifth annual NC BREATHE Conference was held on April 11, 2019 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. This year’s conference focused on environmental justice challenges in North Carolina, the birthplace of the environmental justice movement. Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, Fred and Alice...
by Mary Ellis Stevens A lot has changed since my first climate strike in the freezing rain back in February — I’ve swapped my beanie for sunglasses and a trucker hat and replaced my down sleeping bag with a bottle of sunscreen. Friday’s security shift at the Government Center has finally stopped eyeing me curiously,...
Press Release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2019 COMPLETE 540 PROJECT MOVES FORWARD WITH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Turnpike Authority to proceed with final permitting and project financing RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – The N.C. Department of Transportation and Sound Rivers, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, represented by...
Press Release from Synergetic Endeavors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Brian O’Shea [email protected] 952-393-2986 CHARLOTTE CITY AND MECKLENBURG COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ROLLING BACK AMERICA’S CLEAN CAR STANDARDS CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Today, Charlotte City Council Member Dimple Ajmera and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell were joined...
by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky If you’ve been outside at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that it’s brutally hot out. We are in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, and just experienced the hottest June on record. We can expect future heatwaves to be longer and more intense as the climate crisis worsens....
by Emma Frantz While the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates increasingly highlight climate change solutions in their platforms, and President Trump attempts to roll back existing climate and energy policies, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) is standing with medical and public health professionals to call climate change what it really is: a health emergency. As...
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...
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....
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