Tagged with Charlotte drinking water

Proposed Legislation Weakens Protection for air and water

The North Carolina General Assembly is proposing a 54-page list of changes to environmental regulations so bad that even DENR is warning against the move. In a 12-page analysis distributed to North Carolina lawmakers, DENR warned that one proposal could cause “severe environmental damage,” while another could result in federal authorities moving in “to take … Continue reading

Vote for Clean Water!

Vote for Clean Water!

Making informed voting decisions, in spite of the crap in your mailbox. Ahh voting season…that wonderful time of year when we can’t seem to escape from the relentless tv ads berating this or that politician. My 11-year-old son can recite them verbatim. The other day he said, “Mom, did you know that Kay Hagan is … Continue reading

Proposed law will hurt Mountain Island Lake

Proposed law will hurt Mountain Island Lake

The North Carolina legislature is considering a law that would expand the allowable “compliance boundaries” for contamination at Riverbend Steam Station and other coal-fired power plants in the state. What this means is that Duke Energy would be able to legally contaminate a much larger area than they are currently allowed to by state law. … Continue reading