News Release | Environment North Carolina

Two-thirds of the General Assembly Earn a Failing Grade on the Environment

Raleigh, NC- Today, Environment North Carolina released its 2014 legislative scorecard, and the results don’t bode well for our state’s environment.

 “From fast-tracking fracking to failed action on coal ash, legislators showed their true colors this session, and it’s clear that their priority is not protecting North Carolina’s air, water or open spaces,” said Dave Rogers, Field Director with Environment North Carolina.

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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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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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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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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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