The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Clean Power Plan rule today under Section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act that would place limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can come from existing power plants. The rule gives states wide latitude and flexibility on the strategies they can use to reduce emissions from the power sector. 

“Global warming presents an urgent threat to North Carolina’s most iconic birds including the Brown Pelican, Wild Turkey and Brown-headed Nuthatch. One thing that we can’t afford to do is wait. Transitioning away from polluting energy and scaling up our investments in home-grown, clean energy resources like solar will help ensure that our natural heritage is protected for future generations.” 

  • Heather Hahn, Executive Director of Audubon North Carolina

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About Audubon North Carolina

With a century of conservation history in North Carolina, Audubon strives to conserve and restore the habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds. Audubon North Carolina achieves its mission through a blend of science-based research and conservation, education and outreach, and advocacy. Audubon North Carolina has offices in Corolla, Boone, Wilmington and Chapel Hill. Learn more at and @audubonnc.

About National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.

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