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Time to act on climate change

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The U.S. Senate may be voting on a bipartisan bill (S761) soon that promotes energy efficiency and

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Promote Solar Energy in North Carolina

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Climate change is becoming less of a debate and unfortunately more of a reality. 2012 is now offic

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Sign our petition: Tell Duke Energy to cut ties with ALEC

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Reports surfaced recently of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) plans to push legislation that penalizes homeowners who install solar panels o

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Tell Senators Hagan and Burr to strengthen the Chemical Safety Improvement Act

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Last year Senator Kay Hagan and Senator Richard Burr co-sponsored a bipartisan bill (the Chemical

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NC ratepayers should not be on the hook

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For years, clean water advocates in North Carolina have been calling on legislators and Duke Energy to move our coal ash waste (the toxic sludge left over from burn

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10,000 against fracking in NC

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There are many reasons why hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a controversial practice of drilling for natural gas, is bad for North Carolina. Fracking has been linke

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Reject the Governor's Coal Ash Proposal

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On April 16th, Governor Pat McCrory proposed legislation regarding North Carolina’s toxic coal ash ponds, an urgent issue for the state since the Feb. 2nd spill of 39,000 to

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Tell the EPA: Protect NC's young farmworkers

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In February 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to strengthen the Worker Protection Standard for agricultural pesticides. While

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Broken Fracking Promises in North Carolina

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Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina state legislature have passed a fast-track fracking bill (S786) into law. This irresponsible bill breaks a promise made

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North Carolina's clean air under attack

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State leaders are trying to push a provision through the legislature that would remove half of the state’s air quality monitors. The

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Move all NC's toxic coal ash lagoons away from waterways

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In the shadow of the February spill that sent over 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash into North Carolina's Dan River, the state legislature has recently been debati

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We shouldn't have to choose between education and public transit

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If H1224 passes the state legislature, it would force many local governments to choose between using sales taxes to fund public transit or education. In a

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