Local Environmentalists Worry About Changes To Clean Water Act – Transylvania County, NC
Last updated 9/7/2020 at 2pm
Area environmentalists are concerned about rollbacks to the Clean Water Act, announced by the Trump administration earlier this year, and the impact it could have on water quality in western North Carolina.
According to MountainTrue’s Southern Regional Director Gray Jernigan, the rollbacks are a part of a larger systematic effort to gut crucial environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.
“If we just kind of look at the nuts and bolts of the changes that the administration has put forward to, in our view, gut the clean water act i...