Mercury pollution is a serious problem in NC.
Mercury is polluting our air and our water and getting into human food sources. News reports have informed us for years about this hazard to our health. The number one source of mercury emissions is coal-fired power plants. These emissions can be reduced at the source. Other states are taking measures to reduce mercury poison in the environment. NC should pass legislation to drastically reduce this hazard.
The NC Environmental Management Commission is holding a public comment period which started May 30 and will end June 30th, on whether or not NC needs stronger and faster action to reduce its mercury pollution. Time is short. Let the commission know how you feel about Mercury Pollution in NC.
Twenty-two species of fish in North Carolina are unsafe for children and women of childbearing age to eat.
Mercury can cause brain damage and developmental disabilities in unborn children.
Emissions are damaging our forests and wildlife habitats.
The number one source of mercury emissions is coal-fired power plants.
You can make your voice heard. Go to the NC Conservation Network site and Send a Message