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News Release | Environment America

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

Grassroots organizers dropped over 13,000 petition signatures at the office of the Governor in support of a ban on the consumer use and sale of neonicotinoid pesticides, an extremely toxic insecticide that harms bees. Representatives Pricey Harrison and John Ager spoke in support of pollinator protection measures, alongside Dr. Lior Vered from Toxic Free NC, other grassroots organizers, and a beekeeper. 

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Toxic foams that threaten the health of armed service members and their neighbors would no longer be used on military bases under Environment North Carolina-backed legislation.

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New legislation would permanently protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest—the nation's largest—and the bears, moose, eagles and other wildlife that call it home.

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Energy Sage

Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment North Carolina has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.