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PRESERVING OUR BLUE RIDGE SCENERY

We knocked on tens of thousands of doors to shine a spotlight on a hidden provision in the state budget that prevented land conservation along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lawmakers removed the prohibition in their 2012-2013 budget, and began to restore devastating cuts to land conservation programs.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

North Carolina solar businesses ready to roll with clean power

RALEIGH, NC – 528 solar businesses, including 49 from North Carolina, issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

More than 500 Solar Businesses support the Clean Power Plan

As solar power installers, manufacturers, designers, aggregators, product suppliers, and consultants, we welcome the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s unveiling of the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Power plants account for 40 percent of America’s carbon pollution. The solar industry offers a wide range of technologies to generate energy pollution-free from the sun and reduce the need for polluting sources of energy.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

More Than 50,000 North Carolinians tell Governor McCrory: Ban Fracking.

RALEIGH, NC- More than thirty environmental and social justice groups came together on Tuesday to deliver over 50,000 petitions to Governor Pat McCrory calling on him to reinstate the ban on fracking.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

40,000 North Carolinians demand coal ash cleanup for all communities

Raleigh, NC–On the day that the General Assembly’s coal ash cleanup bill finally becomes law, concerned community members as well as a number of environmental organizations sent a message to Gov. Pat McCrory that the new law falls woefully short of what’s needed to protect North Carolinians from the dangers of coal ash pollution.  

The group delivered more than 40,000 comments to Gov. McCrory asking him to require Duke Energy to clean up every coal ash site in the state.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Three of North Carolina’s coal plants rank among the fifty dirtiest plants in the country

A new study shows that North Carolina’s coal-fired power plants are some of the biggest polluters in the country, with two ranking in the top twenty and three ranking among the fifty dirtiest plants in the nation. Clean energy businesses, medical professionals, and academics pointed to the data to support proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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