North Carolina’s state Senate has approved legislation (Senate Bill 515) that would violate the Clean Water Act and put the drinking water supply of almost half a million North Carolinians at risk.
If passed, S515 would repeal important protections for North Carolina’s Jordan Lake, which were enacted (after years of negotiation) in 2009 to clean-up this vital drinking water source.
This backwards bill would essentially wish away current pollution in Jordan Lake rather than controlling the pollution at the source, as required under the Clean Water Act. North Carolina shouldn’t be letting polluters off the hook while our water quality is at risk.
Tell your state legislators to oppose S515 because delaying the clean-up now will only increase costs over time.
I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 515, which would repeal important protections for Jordan Lake, a vital drinking water source for hundreds of thousands of people in North Carolina. Most of the 2009 protections for Jordan Lake have still not yet been implemented and eliminating them will only create more costly problems.
Thank you for your interest in this issue. While this bill passed the state legislature because of public outcry, legislators backed off plans to totally scrap the Jordan Lake clean-up. However, the final version of the bill again delays implementation of the clean-up plan for three years.
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