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NASCAR Drives Progress On and Off the Track

By Richard Childress

Over the course of my long career in motorsports, I have seen the sport revolutionized across all aspects – from safety devices to the paint schemes. This year, I have been honored by my colleagues and inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This humbling moment led me to reflect on the tremendous strides we have made as a sport and the positive impact we have made off the track.

Mayors Roberts and Bell Proclaim Ethanol Day in Charlotte and Durham; Highlight Renewable Biofuels and Cleaner Environment

Growth Energy Celebrates E15 Day in Charlotte, Durham
North Carolina drivers to benefit from clean, affordable fuel options

Charlotte, NC – Growth Energy thanked Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Durham Mayor Bill Bell today for designating September 16 as E15 Day in two of North Carolina’s largest cities. The announcements celebrate an expansion of consumer access to E15, a 21st century fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol that provides drivers with improved engine performance while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A Bipartisan Solution on Broadband

A Bipartisan Solution On Broadband
By David Young (left) and Danny McComas (right)

North Carolina’s attorney general is currently battling it out with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in federal court over a Tarheel State law that ensures a level playing field between private broadband networks and government-owned ones.

Take Action: Protect Our Shorelines

The Obama administration recently took an important step by supporting nature-based solutions to combat shoreline erosion. Submit a comment to applaud the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for proposing a new nationwide permit for “living shorelines.” A living shoreline offers a proven and durable bank stabilization alternative to hard infrastructure—such as bulkheads and seawalls—while conserving the natural coastal habitat of fish and marine life, shorebirds, and plants.

Obama's smog plan splits black leaders

Keep an ear out

President Barack Obama's aggressive environmental agenda is running into a surprising source of opposition: Black elected leaders.

The administration is slated to tighten the restrictions for ozone, the pollutant that causes smog, by Oct. 1, but some African-American state and local politicians are lining up with business groups to warn that the clampdown would hurt poor communities and manufacturing centers like Gary, Ind., and St. Louis.

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