Take action: Too Many North Carolinians Live in Fear The State House acted to protect North Carolina from tainted water. Tell the Senate to do the same. North Carolinians shouldn’t have to worry that the water they’re drinking is making them — and their families — sick. But for much of the state, it’s a frightening reality. We rely on DEQ to protect our water — but over the past few years, the General Assembly has restricted its authority and slashed its budget, undermining enforcement and stripping away the vital resources necessary to ensure our safety. In January, the North Carolina House passed House Bill 189 which would provide funding for the budget-starved Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address GenX and other chemical pollutants showing up in drinking water supplies across North Carolina — but Senate leaders have refused to take action. Take action today, and tell the North Carolina Senate: Leaving us unprotected is unacceptable. Recipients Your State Senator or Senators Message Please fund DEQ to protect North Carolina's water Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I was grateful to the North Carolina House for passing legislation to help the Department of Environmental Quality tackle the growing GenX crisis -- but deeply disturbed that the Senate has not followed suit. All North Carolinians deserve to know that the water we're drinking -- the water we're giving our children -- isn't going to make us sick. But too many North Carolinians currently don't have that assurance. We rely on you to protect our families and communities. Please take action to protect our drinking water. Enact House Bill 189 to help ensure that the state agencies responsible for protecting the environment and public health have the resources, information, and authority to address the GenX crisis, and any other environmental or public health crisis that could follow. Sincerely,[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.