House Bill 74, which contains dozens of bad provisions for North Carolina's environment and public health, was passed at the very end of the North Carolina state legislative session. But there's still a chance to stop this bad bill! In a surprising recent announcement this month, Governor McCrory said he's considering a veto of H74.
H74 includes language that would; remove or weaken many of the safeguards put in place surrounding landfills in 2007; remove environmental justice protections for low income communities; eliminate protective boundaries for sensitive wetlands and streams; and replaces a state law that requires garbage trucks to be "leak-proof" (meaning NO leaks) with a vague and undefined standard that they only have to be "leak-resistant."
Governor McCrory said that he was considering a veto of this bill and we need your help to encourage him to do so. Send a message to Governor McCrory and tell him to veto House Bill 74 today!
Dear Gov. McCrory,
I am writing to you to urge you to veto House Bill 74.
House Bill 74 is a step backwards and could make our state less attractive for future investment and growth. This bill contains a number of bad provisions, including pieces that would weaken common sense environmental standards related to trash and landfills. H74 would even harm local communities by removing environmental justice protections where new landfills may be placed.
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Please protect the citizens of North Carolina by vetoing House Bill 74.
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