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In the time it takes you to brush your teeth tonight, Canada's boreal forest will lose three football fields of trees.

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In a victory for renewable energy, legislation that would have held up North Carolina's transition to clean, electrified buildings has been rejected.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

For more than 20 years, the federal government’s “Superfund” program aimed at cleaning up the nation’s most dangerous toxic waste sites, including 38 in North Carolina, has languished for lack of funding. 

Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

One in six Americans lives within three miles of a toxic waste site that is so dangerous it has been proposed or approved for cleanup under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program. Less than a quarter of the more than 1,700 sites that have been added to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List since it was created in 1980 have been deleted, which is the final step in confirming all cleanup goals have been achieved at the site.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that he vetoed HB 220, which would have prevented counties and cities from being able to transition away from antiquated, gas-powered buildings to modern, electric-powered codes.


Coronavirus update

Our work to defend the environment can’t stop and won’t stop in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll keep advocating on your behalf — at a safe social distance — for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate.