The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory has been charged by the General Assembly with creating an advisory panel to study and develop recommendations for determining the presence of cancer clusters in the state.
A bill designed to grow the shellfish aquaculture industry in North Carolina received approval from a legislative committee on June 4, 2019. The bill is based on recommendations developed by an NC Policy Collaboratory and UNC Institute of Marine Sciences report.
On May 15, East Carolina professor Jamie DeWitt testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the health effects of PFAS.
On April 9, a team of researchers from the Collaboratory’s PFAS Network project provided a briefing to the North Carolina General Assembly’s House Environment Committee.
The NC Policy Collaboratory’s PFAST Network water testing has recently begun in the Piedmont and will spread statewide later this year.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting its 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit on Tuesday, March 12. The summit will include panel presentations about the recommendations to promote North Carolina’s shellfish industry from the North Carolina Strategic Plan for Shellfish Mariculture.
The NC Policy Collaboratory will begin offering support to the NC Department of Environmental Quality through the testing of water samples.
On January 10, 2019, the NC Policy Collaboratory presented at the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory funded researchers at North Carolina State University to conduct a year-long study on the future of energy storage in North Carolina.
In the wake of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina in September, the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory has provided $125,000 in funding for a multi-faceted project focused on water sampling but also including utilization of a drone for three-dimensional mapping of flooded areas.