Take action: Protect North Carolina’s Drinking Water Legislation has been introduced in the NC General Assembly which fails to adequately address the critical resource needs of the NC Department of Environmental Quality. Nearly a year ago, residents of Wilmington and smaller communities along the lower reaches of the Cape Fear River learned that their drinking water supplies had been contaminated by a largely unknown chemical pollutant called GenX. Now legislation has been introduced in the NC General Assembly which fails to adequately address the critical resource needs of the NC Department of Environmental Quality. It’s time to provide the state agency charged with protecting the health of our families, friends, and neighbors, ensuring the safety and security of our drinking water supplies, and enforcing our most fundamental clean water laws with funding, tools and manpower to get the job done. Join this critical fight by contacting your representatives in the NC General Assembly today. Recipients Your State Senator or SenatorsYour State Representative or Representatives Message Please support changes to HB 972 and SB 724 to protect NC drinking water Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message Few things are scarier than finding out that the drinking water you depend on to be clean and safe every day is contaminated with unknown, unregulated chemical pollution. And for nearly a year now, that's been the exact situation confronting North Carolinians living in Wilmington and other communities along the lower reaches of the Cape Fear. HB 972 and SB 724, introduced last week, finally begin addressing this critical issue. Unfortunately, these proposals miss the mark. Please support important changes to this legislation that will ensure efficient and effective enforcement of our state and federal clean water laws. The bill should be amended to enhance DEQ's ability to take action. Section 1 should be removed because it appears to have the unintended consequences of creating ambiguity around DEQ's existing authorities and imposing unnecessary procedural requirements on enforcement actions. The bill should also be amended to invest more resources in strengthening the scientific and technical expertise within DEQ and ensuring the agency has the resources and manpower needed to get the job done. Thank you for your leadership and attention to this critical issue. 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.