Environment North Carolina Latest Blog Posts

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Legislators in Missouri and Colorado have just approved bills requiring remediation when lead in schools' drinking water exceeds 5 parts per billion (ppb). The new limits are a step in the right direction, and they come on the wake of our updated map showing widespread lead contamination of schools' water across the country.  

Yet stronger action will be needed to ensure safe drinking water for our kids. Lead can harm children at very low levels, and lead concentrations in water can vary, and so these "test and remediate" policies are likely to leave many sources of contamination unfixed. A better approach is for schools to pro-actively get the lead out - for example, replacing all lead-bearing water fountains with new water bottle stations that have filters certified to remove lead. 

Fortunately, schools have the resources to go beyond the new legislation.  Families, community leaders and school officials can find more information in our Get the Lead Out toolkit.

In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters. 

Right now, North Atlantic Right whales are fighting a losing battle against fishing gear and boat strikes. Fortunately, the tide may be turning.

North Carolina's coastlines are bursting at the seams with clean, renewable offshore wind potential just waiting to be used.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

How American wind energy surpassed coal and nuclear for the first time in history

Public comment delivered by Ellen Montgomery to the Bureau of Land Management

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

The final edition in a series on how to electrify your home and transition to appliances that can run on renewable energy