Why did the majority in the NCGA deny the Department of Environmental Quality the ability to enforce the laws written to protect our water from PFUA’s and other contaminants? Who benefited from that decision?
What can we do?
We must fully empower the Department of Environmental Quality to enforce the laws and requirements established to protect our water by repealing the Hardison amendment which is currently tying our hands behind our backs.
We must provide the Department of Environmental Quality the funding it needs to conduct the research that will allow us to make scientifically-based decisions on how to mitigate the contamination, fix it and prevent it from happening in the future.
Embrace renewable energy and encourage homeowners to leverage solar power and other renewable energy sources.
Break the stranglehold Duke Energy has on our state legislature and their stubborn commitment to fossil fuels.
Support Governor Coopers Clean Energy Plan to reduce greenhouse emissions take aggressive steps to move North Carolina towards carbon neutrality.
The General Assembly is full of advocates for off-shore drilling, an industry that would endanger our environment and damage our tourism industry. Why focus on off-shore drilling when North Carolina is one of the best potential spots for offshore wind-farming?
We can create good jobs that generate clean renewable energy and won’t hurt our beaches or our tourism. We saw it work with solar in North Carolina, it can work with the wind too.
The great state of North Carolina has a long and proud heritage of farming. We need to make sure that our farmers remain strong and resilient. We also need to leverage 21st-century technology to protect neighboring communities, or in our case, downstream communities, from the dangerous byproducts of large farming operations. We can coexist but we need to work together to ensure that everyone is safe and those who are responsible for the contaminants are also responsible for cleaning up and managing them.