‘Polluter’s wish list’ moving in NC legislature

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Published: Jun. 27, 2023 at 10:38 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) - A bill environmental lawyers describe as a “polluters’ wish list” is set to move forward at the General Assembly, potentially making it harder for the state to regulate so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water supplies.

This wide-ranging regulatory reform is expected to go before the state Senate Wednesday. Some of the language will morph when it does, according to Republican Sen. Norm Sanderson, one the bill’s handlers.

Sanderson said Monday evening that bill supporters have negotiated away most of the concerns brought up by Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality. But a key sticking point remains.

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