Over the past six years, North Carolina legislators have weakened critical clean water laws that protect us. Now, in many communities across our state, citizens don’t know if their water is safe to drink.

Tell your legislators to protect people, not polluters: 919-733-4111.

When corporations are allowed to dump chemicals into our drinking water without proving they are safe, they put our health at risk. To protect us, our lawmakers should follow The Precautionary Principle, the theory that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is not harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking that action.
 
“The way we regulate contaminants is like Russian roulette; we should require industry to show their waste streams don’t endanger human health and the environment…”
— Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette
 
“If we don’t know what they do, they shouldn’t be discharged into the water.”
— Rep. Holly Grange (R) – Member House Select Committee on NC River Water Quality

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