News Release | Environment North Carolina

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Agreement

Raleigh, NC – Today President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of North Carolina and American wind power. 

News Release | Environment North Carolina

New Obama Admin. Pollution Standards Will Save Lives

Raleigh, NC—Today the Obama administration is expected to strengthen air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution.  Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing thousands of premature deaths every year through a variety of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.  Given our reliance on coal-fired power plants to meet our energy needs, North Carolinians are particularly vulnerable to the problems associated with soot pollution

News Release | Environment North Carolina

North Carolina takes big step towards offshore wind

Raleigh, NC - The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a Call for Information and Nominations yesterday for 3 lease locations in the federal waters off the North Carolina coast.  

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Environment North Carolina Announces 2012 Endorsements

RALEIGH, NC —Environment North Carolina announced its endorsements for the 2012 election season, shining a spotlight on key pro-environment candidates for state government and the White House.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

New report details cost of fracking

Raleigh, NC—Joined by several local elected officials from Creedmoor to Chatham County, Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting the monetary costs imposed by “fracking,” the controversial form of gas drilling the General Assembly moved to legalize in July.  As documented in the study, fracking creates millions of dollars of costs—many paid at the local level—related to everything from contaminated drinking water to accidents that require emergency response.

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