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Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in North Carolina

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in North Carolina by 2,770,278 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.

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Offshore Wind a Boon for North Carolina's Environment and Economy

A new report released today found that offshore wind turbines could create up to three times as many jobs for the state as offshore oil and gas drilling, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center.  The report, “Wind Mills, Not Oil Spill, The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Versus Offshore Drilling in North Carolina” also details the environmental benefits of offshore wind power and documents the risks of drilling off North Carolina’s prized coast.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Securing North Carolina's Future

North Carolina’s forests, farms, wetlands and other natural lands contribute to our health, economic prosperity and quality of life. Rapid residential and commercial development over the last several decades has resulted in the loss of millions of acres of these important lands. Recognizing the challenge, individual citizens, organizations and public officials across North Carolina have sprung into action – investing money, time and effort to protect places that matter across the state.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center

Conservation advocates set five-year goals

A tight economy and cuts in state funding have slowed land and water protection efforts across North Carolina in recent years. But the state’s land trusts and conservancies have accomplished much since the founding of Land for Tomorrow in 2005 … and now they have ambitious – but achievable – goals for the coming years.

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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.

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