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Public Comment Period Concerning Clean Water Act Open


Last updated 12/17/2018 at 3:51pm

Attempts to change the language of the Clean Water Act, which was written in 1972 and updated in 2015, could significantly impact the management of public and private waterways. Please consider providing a comment at the link below to help preserve the Clean Water Act as is. Changing the Act could impact recreation, drinking water and loosen regulations involving farm and industrial waste from activities like fracking. (Courtesty photos)

In its latest legal bout, the Trump administration is attempting to roll back regulations and change the language of the Clean Water Act by redefining "waters of the United States," which could have broad implications for drinking water supplies, recreation and, of course, the wildlife who do not use filters to get their water.

For North Carolina residents, clean water is possibly something that many take for granted. Sedimentation is the form of pollution that we deal the most with in the mountains.

After heavy rains, we can see silt from the miles of gravel road that wind up in our str...

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