Our communities and environment deserve more protections against waste pollution from the poultry industry. Act now to ask your House Representative to support including the provisions of H 913 in the House version of the state budget. The legislation would require poultry facilities over a certain size to digitally submit the nutrient utilization plans they’re already required to develop to the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ).
The Clean Water Act requires states to review their water quality standards and classifications every three years and make any necessary modifications to ensure protection of our waters. During this process, called the Triennial Review, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) reviews current EPA guidelines, scientific data, and public comments and will make recommendations for changes to standards to the NC Environmental Management Commission (EMC). The Triennial Review is currently underway, and now is our opportunity to let our state agencies and decision-makers know that North Carolinians deserve stronger water quality protections.
Contact your local, state, and federal representatives urging them to take action on the issues closest to you.
- Governor Cooper (919) 814-2000 // Email
- Senator Burr (202) 224-3154 // Email
- Senator Tillis (202) 224-6342 // Email
Write a “Letter to the Editor” to your local news sources on current environmental issues.
Include facts and personal reasons as to why you are opposed or in favor. LTE guidelines can be found HERE