Governor Cooper Joins Governors Nationwide to Urge Legislators to Protect Drinking Water in and Around Military Bases | Beaufort County Now

Today, Governor Roy Cooper joined a bipartisan group of 15 governors in calling on Congress to do more to protect drinking water in and around military bases, specifically by including water quality measures in the current yearís National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). governor, roy cooper, drinking water, military bases, september 19, 2019
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Governor Cooper Joins Governors Nationwide to Urge Legislators to Protect Drinking Water in and Around Military Bases

Press Release:

Bipartisan Group of Governors Request Action in annual Defense Authorization Bill

    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper joined a bipartisan group of 15 governors in calling on Congress to do more to protect drinking water in and around military bases, specifically by including water quality measures in the current year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Specifically, the governors urged the legislators to include provisions to protect water sources from contamination by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

    The governors' letter requests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set an enforceable, nationwide drinking water standard and list PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances.

    "Safe drinking water must be a priority, which is why I strongly urge Congress to address dangerous contaminants like PFAS," said Governor Cooper. "States need the federal government to regulate these chemical compounds to protect drinking water for all North Carolinians, especially those who live in and around military installations."

    CLICK HERE to read the full letter.


  • Contact: Ford Porter
  •     govpress@nc.gov


HbAD0

 
Back to Top