News Release | Environment North Carolina

Representatives propose caution on fracking

Raleigh, NC—Reps. Mitch Gillespie and Mike Stone announced legislation today that would continue study of the controversial form of gas drilling known as “fracking” for another two years.  Environment North Carolina State Director Elizabeth Ouzts commended their cautious approach, and issued a statement in response.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Global Warming to Make Hurricanes More Severe, Report Says

Raleigh, NC—Hurricanes like Irene –which killed six last year and caused up to 20 inches of rainfall in parts of the state—could be more severe in the future because of global warming, according to a new Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center report.  Nearly half the state’s population has been hit by an extreme weather event since 2006, according to the county-by-county data examined in the study. 

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Fracking Takes Center Stage in NC Senate Committee

Today, a North Carolina Senate committee examined the critical issue of fracking in the Tar Heel state.  Environmental advocates urged the committee to go slow.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

U.S. House Transportation Bill Drives Us Deeper to Oil Dependence

This afternoon, Representative John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill.

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