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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

House committee votes to delay Jordan Lake cleanup

Raleigh—A panel of house lawmakers voted today to delay the cleanup plan designed to reduce pollution into Jordan Lake by up to 35 percent.  The Triangle reservoir, a popular state park and a source of drinking water, has failed basic water quality standards for more than a decade.  Environmental advocates criticized the measure, which would delay the cleanup rules adopted in 2009 for the third year in a row.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for North Carolina, Future Generations

Raleigh, NC– Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. With over half of the counties in North Carolina facing higher risks of water shortages by mid-century because of climate change, the president’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment North Carolina and local leaders.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

N.C. House breaks promise; approves fracking and drilling

Raleigh, NC—The N.C. House voted for a bill today to allow fracking permits to be issued on March 1, 2015, undoing a key provision of a 2012 law that placed a moratorium on the controversial drilling process.   The bill, S.B. 76, now goes back to the state Senate for approval.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

NC Senate repeals Jordan Lake cleanup law

Raleigh—Pollution will increase into Jordan Lake, the popular Triangle drinking water source, under a bill that cleared the Senate today 31 to 16.  The measure, unveiled just yesterday, would reverse a cleanup law adopted in 2009 that required developers, wastewater treatment plants, and other sources to reduce their pollution over time by up to 35 percent. 

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Recovering With Solar

Combine the planet’s original energy source—the sun—with a simple, age-old technology, and you get reduced energy costs and less global warming pollution.  That’s the calculation Mecklenburg County and dozens of local governments are making, according to a new report by Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center.

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