Swimming Upstream: The State of North Carolina’s Waters
Environmental enforcement works as a tool to keep industry in check. Regulatory agencies exist so that there are standards in place to protect communities and their environment from harmful production practices or inadequate disposal of pollutants. But what if the regulatory agencies are underfunded? What if the regulatory agencies allow industry to “self-report” – meaning that they hold blind trust in the industrial management to turn in their own violations? Waterkeepers Carolina compiled a 2016 report of instances such as these where the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality fell short in providing protection to their communities. To read this report CLICK HERE.
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