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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

A Perfect Storm

WITH RECORD-BREAKING WILDFIRES in the west and hurricanes in the east, the United States is experiencing natural disasters on an unprecedented scale. Hurricanes are considered the most powerful weather events on earth, and these storms are becoming stronger as climate change heats the atmosphere and ocean, because these storms are dependent on warm air to form. Now, this report looks at the unprecedented threat of worsening hurricanes to the containment of toxic waste at Superfund sites, with a particular focus on the threats posed by the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure bill passes U.S. Senate

The United States Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 on Thursday. The legislation would provide a boost to water infrastructure by authorizing more than $35 billion over a five year period for water resource projects.

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Blog Post

Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days | Lisa Frank

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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Report | Environment North Carolina

Electric Buildings

To prevent air and water pollution and avoid the worst impacts of global warming, America must move toward meeting our energy needs with 100% renewable energy. Getting there will require that we get the most out of every bit of energy we use — and that we stop burning fossil fuels in our homes and commercial buildings.

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