Access to clean, safe, drinking water is our right

 

Our public health, our coastal economy, and our quality-of-life are dependent on protecting our rivers, our coastal wetlands, and our ocean. Companies like DuPont, Chemours, Duke Energy Progress and the hog and poultry industries have treated our waters as their dumping grounds for years. Their profits should not come at our expense. For too long, our state leaders have protected polluters over people for political gain. 

We must:
 

  • Ensure corporate polluters are held accountable for cleaning up the messes they've made
     

  • Fund our North Carolina Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) so that they may do their jobs to protect our health and our environment through research, regulation and enforcement. These are the agencies with the legal authority to hold polluters accountable. 
     

  • Repeal the Hardison Amendment,  which prohibits DEQ from adopting stronger standards than the EPA’s rules regarding air, water and solid and hazardous waste
     

  • Fight the environmentally harmful and economically irresponsible proposal to conduct seismic blasting and oil leasing and drilling off our coast
     

  • Create and support policies that foster smart growth initiatives to ensure new development does not damage one of the primary economic drivers of our region - our natural resources.

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