Take action: Take Action: Protect North Carolina's Water The North Carolina legislature is considering a bill that removes protections for natural areas beside rivers and streams that help filter out pollution and keep our water clean. As currently drafted, House Bill 44 will allow more pollution to flow into our waterways. We need your help to stop it. NC Lawmakers will soon vote on a rewritten version of H44. We need to make sure that they know you want them to leave out proposals that damage natural buffers and undermine sensible clean water protections. Take action today, and tell North Carolina Lawmakers to protect our river, steams, estuaries, and drinking water. Recipients Your State Representative or Representatives Message Please protect clean water and natural buffers Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message Please remove the parts of H44 that weaken protections for natural buffers. These natural areas help keep our waterways clean and healthy. Damaging policy changes in H44 would allow more pollution to flow into our rivers, streams, estuaries, and drinking water. As drafted, the bill would let some polluters off the hook, increasing risks to fisheries and drinking water, and making taxpayers downstream foot the bill for expensive improvements at treatment plants to clean up pollution. That's wrong. While the buffer provisions destroy vital water quality protections, additional anti-local government provisions greatly undermine the ability of local elected officials to protect their communities and sustain a positive quality of life. Please use your vote to protect clean water in North Carolina. If the final version of H44 fails to protect natural buffers, please vote NO. Our communities are counting on your leadership. Thank you,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.