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by Daisha Williams In the small rural town of Anderson (population 1,656) on the Alamance-Caswell County line, a community is fighting against increased industrial activities from Carolina Sunrock LLC for an operating asphalt and cement plant. This fight is not new to the residents of Anderson, who have been pushing back against Sunrock for years. ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Governor Cooper Takes Historic Executive Action on Environmental Justice RALEIGH, N.C. – Today Governor Cooper announced an Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, taking a major step towards addressing long-standing environmental inequities in historically disadvantaged communities. As part...
Congratulations to NC’s Climate Champions We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Blue Sky Awards! Each year, CleanAIRE NC honors the individuals, organizations, and partners who have shown extraordinary commitment to tackling the climate crisis and improving North Carolina’s air quality. On Wednesday, November 10th, CleanAIRE NC presented the following 2021 Blue Sky Awards...
by Stephanie Johannes As a pediatrician and a mother, I am particularly concerned about the impacts of climate change on maternal and child health. Pregnant women are especially at risk from heat because they have a higher body temperature to start with, and are “cooling for two”, which makes them more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion,...
by Joel Porter and Daisha Williams Last week CleanAIRE NC and SELC reached a settlement agreement with Align RNG and the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will improve community health protections at a proposed biogas plant in Sampson County. Align RNG has agreed to set new limits on air pollution coming from the...
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