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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Duke Energy Must Finally Clean Up Their Coal Ash Mess

Environment North Carolina, affected communities and activists across the state are celebrating the Cooper Administration's announcement that Duke Energy must clean up all its remaining coal ash ponds across the state. Environment North Carolina will remain vigilant and hold Duke Energy accountable as cleanup plans are finalized and implemented. 

 

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

North Carolina gets an ‘F’ for failing to address lead in school drinking water

Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment North Carolina gave North Carolina an ‘F’ grade today for failing to address the problem, according to a new national report.

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Blog Post

With longer days ahead, cities should lean in on solar | Emma Searson

Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Known as the spring equinox because the day and night each last almost exactly 12 hours, it’s a cause for celebration for many who, like me, are eager to leave the cold and darkness of winter behind. This is also a great time for our communities to lean in and make the most of capturing the sun’s power with each growing day.

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Blog Post

Trump administration pulls the plug on clean car negotiations

The debate over whether and when Americans will drive cars that pollute far less, or not at all, has intensified.

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