UNC's Dirty Coal-fired Power Plant
As students, activists and residents are urging North Carolina to issue a more stringent permit for a coal-fired power plant at its flagship university UNC-Chapel Hill, the Center has released a damning new study.
Our analysis reveals that the permit for the plant allows dangerous emissions far exceeding Clean Air Act limits. It also shows that most of the campus — and multiple Chapel Hill neighborhoods — are at risk from the pollution.
"UNC's obstinate refusal to move on from burning coal means that students, staff and faculty can face air pollution at levels that can trigger dangerous asthma attacks, inflame lung diseases and even kill people," said the Center's Asheville-based attorney Perrin de Jong.
Read more in our press release.