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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....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2019 CONTACT Andrew Whelan (919) 408­-7031 [email protected] J.T. Williams Montessori to Hold Ozone Garden Dedication Ceremony CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students, staff, and community members will gather at J.T. Williams Montessori this week to dedicate a new ozone garden. The school’s ozone garden will alert families and residents to the presence...
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.
It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important...
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