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Climate Crisis

Climate in the Presidential Primaries
New LCV report: the climate crisis is an issue in the presidential campaign.
Tillis Fails the Clean Air Test
Tillis voted to let coal plants keep polluting our air and worsening our climate.
Tell Tillis: Speak up for clean cars!
Tell Tillis to fight Trump’s fuel efficiency rollbacks!
Climate Council Presents Clean Energy Plan
Last week, the Climate Change Interagency Council presented to Gov. Roy…
Trump vs. States in Clean Air Showdown
Last week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined 22 other states’ chief consumer protectors…
Dorian Blasts Past
Residents across North Carolina shuddered last week when they learned that another slow-moving category…
Duke Told to Act Faster to Replace Coal
Last week, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) told Duke Energy…
100% Clean Economy Act
In addition to the state clean energy plan, you can speak out at the federal level…
A Strong Clean Energy Plan
Recognizing the urgency of our climate crisis, Gov. Cooper signed an executive order…
Hotlist 7/25/19: Climate Change Interagency Council
Last Tuesday, July 16th, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality…
Building a Just Climate
Last week, more than 70 environmental justice, social justice, and other advocacy groups…
Algae Blooms Return
Large-scale algae blooms have returned to the Albemarle Sound, Chowan River…
Climate Ignorance Threatens Southern Farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is putting Southern food production…
Trump Plan Increases Carbon Pollution
To put it bluntly, we can’t afford Trump’s “Affordable Clean Energy Plan.” Contrary…
Debates Make Climate Change a Hot Topic
Climate change didn’t create many sparks during the two nights…
Change the Climate
Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) turned heads when…
North Carolina Hits the Hill
Last Wednesday, citizen environmental advocates from the North Carolina…

Clean Energy

Duke Energy to Build Battery Storage System in SC
Capturing clean energy for later use helps us transition to 100% renewables.
Tillis Fails the Clean Air Test
Tillis voted to let coal plants keep polluting our air and worsening our climate.
Climate Council Presents Clean Energy Plan
Last week, the Climate Change Interagency Council presented to Gov. Roy…
Clean Energy Plan for North Carolina. SIGN OUR PETITION!
Gov. Cooper has proposed a bold plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050…
Clean Energy for All! Power North Carolina 100% by Renewables by 2050
With climate change already harming our health and way of life…
Duke Told to Act Faster to Replace Coal
Last week, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) told Duke Energy…
Support Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan
Gov. Roy Cooper continues to draw strongly positive reviews from national analysts…
100% Clean Economy Act
In addition to the state clean energy plan, you can speak out at the federal level…
A Strong Clean Energy Plan
Recognizing the urgency of our climate crisis, Gov. Cooper signed an executive order…
Wind Blows Past Coal in Texas
For the first time, electricity produced by wind has exceeded power produced by coal in a huge American state, Texas….
Hotlist 7/25/19: Climate Change Interagency Council
Last Tuesday, July 16th, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality…
Offshore Wind Energy for Virginia
While anti-wind zealots in the North Carolina General Assembly fight to stall coastal…
Fighting Attacks on Renewable Energy
Legislative allies of the fossil fuel industry have stepped up their attacks on clean, renewable energy sources…
Unhealthy Air and the Trump Dirty Power Plan
Unhealthy air days are on the rise this summer, and Trump’s newly unveiled Dirty Power Plan would make the problem even worse…
Hotlist 6/19/19: Two attacks on NC’s clean energy potential
An Ill Wind Continues to Blow
“Trust us.” That’s what the sponsors of the latest legislative effort to…
50 States Energy Reports
How does North Carolina compare to other states in solar energy…
Anti-Wind Bill Back on Fast Track
The state Senate must be caught in a cyclone because terrible anti-wind…
Electronics to Landfills
Anti-environment state senators are targeting another well-established…
Clean Energy Worth Billions in North Carolina
The latest annual update from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy…
Winds of Crossover
Has an ill legislative wind bringing environmentally egregious bills ceased…
Crossover Crunch Time
This is the time of year when bad ideas that have been lurking in…
Southeast Solar
Last week, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) released its…
Raise Fees on Electric and Hybrid Cars?
It seems some misguided members of the North Carolina General Assembly…
Anti-Solar Bills Filed
Some state legislators seem determined to undermine all clean, renewable…
New Bills Advance Clean Energy Progress
Oppose a New Wind Energy Ban
NCLCV’s Statement on House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for NC”
NCLCV supports the legislation on its merits but believes lawmakers can and must do more to support renewable energy in the state.
Legislative Watch: Navy Says Wind Farm Won’t Interfere with Radar
CIB 11/14/2016: Finding the bright spots in Election 2016
Election 2016 saw good, bad, and ugly in terms of who will be crafting environmental and public health policy. Read more in this week’s CIB.
Meet 2016 Stanback Intern: Cheryl Ross
2/1/2016: Going backwards on clean energy
1/18/2016: NCDEQ leads new wave of renewable energy attacks
1/11/2016: Coal ash debate heating up
12/28/2015: Top Ten Environmental Stories of 2015
11/30/2015: Out in front for clean air and energy

Coal Ash

North Carolinians Oppose Weakening Coal Ash Controls
North Carolinians descended on D.C. last week to oppose Trump’s attempt…
Stop the Rate Hikes Bill
Duke Energy’s attempt to hike your rates for multiple years at a time…
Duke Energy Wants to Hike Your Bill. STOP THEM!
Duke Energy is pushing a bill to pad their profits and stick you with the cost of coal ash cleanup…
Gov. Cooper to Duke: Clean Up Your Coal Ash Mess. THANK HIM!
Gov. Cooper is going to make Duke Energy dig up all their toxic coal ash to keep us safe…
Dan River Coal Ash Mitigation
This week, residents near the impact zone of Duke Energy’s disastrous 2014…
Duke Sued for Coal Ash Damages
The states of North Carolina and Virginia have joined with federal agencies…
Budget Veto Override, Rate Hike Bill Still Stalled
The top Republican leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly…
Mercury in the Water
New groundwater tests show mercury has entered the “witches’ brew” of…
Winds of Crossover
Has an ill legislative wind bringing environmentally egregious bills ceased…
Broken Ground
A new environmental podcast from the Southern Environmental Law…
Conservationists Intervene in Coal Ash Case
Citizen conservation and environmental justice groups have filed motions…
Fighting Duke’s Dirty Rate Hikes Bill
Citizens continue to fight hard against legislation which would make it…
Crossover Crunch Time
This is the time of year when bad ideas that have been lurking in…
Duke Wants More Rate Hikes Faster
Duke Energy wants to fast-track its rate hikes and cut public oversight out…
Dig It Up … Dig It All Up
Enough stalling and half-measures: The Cooper Administration says it’s…
Statement on Gov. Cooper’s Order that Duke Energy Excavate All Remaining Coal Ash
We are thrilled that Gov. Cooper has sided with North Carolinians who for…
PR: NC Citizens Use Ballot Box to Defeat Several Anti-Conservation Leaders
On November 8th, North Carolina voters defeated several outspoken anti-clean air…
CIB 10/31/2016: Election 2016 gives new meaning to “trick or treat”
Given the range of outcomes possible in this election, from great forward progress to environmental political disaster, Campaign 2016 is giving new meaning to the Halloween theme of “trick or treat.”
CIB 10/24/2016: Governor office involved in misleading polluted well users
They tried to dodge, but finally had to admit, that the Governor’s Office had its hand directly in sending misleading information to polluted well users.
CIB 10/17/16: Damaging report shows NC air dirtier under McCrory’s watch
A new study details how enforcement of air pollution controls has collapsed in NC under the McCrory Administration. Read more in this week’s CIB.
Media Advisory: Environmental groups demand five questions for Governor McCrory at debate
Governor McCrory must be held accountable for his failure to protect communities from the dangers posed by coal ash contamination.
CIB 10/10/2016: Political Storm Surges
We update you on environmental campaign news, the latest on…
CIB 9/5/2016: Campaigns in Full Swing on Labor Day
Even on Labor Day, the political campaigns remain in full swing. Find the latest news in this week’s Conservation Insider Bulletin.
CIB 8/29/2016: Culture of disrespect
State health agency employees are distressed that their work is disrespected by their political bosses while Duke Energy wants to know who’s releasing their ‘secrets’ to public view.
CIB 8/22/2016: Wellwatergate 2016
CIB 8/15/2016: McCrory doubles down on dirty water
See who our Conservation PAC endorses for the 2016 General Election.
What is happening to our experts?
May the odds be ever in your favor
State toxicologist testifies McCrory administration knew of health risks to homeowners but reversed ‘do-not-drink’ letters regardless.
PR: Gov. McCrory Signs Duke Energy Protection Act
Our statement: NC Senate’s failure to hold Duke Energy accountable
CIB 6/27/16: Bad bills growing like weeds in Raleigh
Coal ash is complicated
There is no quick or easy solution in moving coal ash away from drinking water sources. But, that doesn’t justify delaying efforts further.
McCrory’s calculated move to eliminate expert voices
CIB 5/16/2016: NCDEQ attempt to ‘greenwash’ reports
A key state environmental board rejected political censorship of water quality reports, plus more news, this week in CIB:
CIB 4/18/2016: Troubling recommendation for drinking water contamination
State agencies were not kind to those trying to work for a cleaner environment last week. This week in CIB:
CIB 4/11/2016: Environmental concerns top government lists last week
From climate change to drinking water, environmental concerns were on tap in all branches of government last week. This week in CIB.
3/14/2016: Pro-conservation candidates
3/7/2016: Vote early for the environment
2/29/2016: NC Senators earn failing grades on National Scorecard
1/11/2016: Coal ash debate heating up
12/28/2015: Top Ten Environmental Stories of 2015
12/21/2015: Coal coming to a stocking near you?

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