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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: EPA’s new lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized on Tuesday its update to the Lead and Copper Rule -- the federal regulation that is supposed to keep lead out of our drinking water. The final rule fails to order full removal of all lead service lines within 10 years - despite  concerns raised by EPA’s own science advisors and comments submitted by 63 organizations and more than 18,000 individuals from across the country.  The new rule also offers little more than limited testing to address widespread lead contamination of schools’ drinking water.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: President-elect Biden picks powerful advocate for the environment from North Carolina as EPA head

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Michael S. Regan to head the Environmental Protection Agency. In response to Secretary Regan’s nomination, Environment North Carolina  issued a statement.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

A Path to Cleaner Water

America’s waterways are a national asset. They are the places we swim on hot summer days, kayak with friends and family, spend a relaxing day fishing, and so much more. Yet billions of gallons of stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to pollute our rivers, lakes and coastal waters. As a result, all too often our beaches are unsafe for swimming, communities are flooded with sewage, and toxic algal outbreaks threaten wildlife and public health.

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How to be more energy efficient based on your Zodiac sign | Brynn Furey

Energy saving tips that are written in the stars

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No more pipe dreams: EPA must order removal of all lead service lines | John Rumpler

There is still time for the EPA reverse course on the Lead and Copper Rule - and stop the widespread contamination of our drinking water.

In the past couple weeks, there has been speculation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon finalize its update to the nation’s regulation on lead in drinking water, known as the Lead & Copper Rule. Indeed, the agency has sent the rule over to the White House for final review. 

So, here is my urgent plea to the Trump administration: don’t do it.

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