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North Carolina’s proposed carbon reduction plan fails to meet the mark

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North Carolina’s proposed carbon reduction plan fails to meet the mark

Last year, in 2021, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 951, which sets carbon reduction targets for the state, including 70% reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Now, the North Carolina Utilities Commission is considering a proposed plan  which sets us up to fail to meet those targets from the very start. So we testified against it, here’s what we said. 

How rural states and drivers can reduce their dependence on gas

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How rural states and drivers can reduce their dependence on gas

High gas prices are not going anywhere soon, thanks to the supply shocks from the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Some Americans might be able to switch to bikes or public transportation to avoid the worst of this crisis. But even for those in rural areas who cannot practically or safely make that switch, there are still alternatives.

Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

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Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste

A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.

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