Civitas Sends Letter to Enforce Provisions of the Clean Water Act
RALEIGH – On JULY 28, 2017 The Civitas Institute mailed Chemours, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a written notice, under the Clean Water Act, of its illegal conduct in discharging GenX and possibly other related compounds into the Cape Fear River.
To date, neither NCDEQ nor the attorney general’s office have spelled out what violations occurred nor have they taken any actions to legally prohibit these violations.
While Governor Cooper has directed the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate, he has not been specific on what laws he thinks were violated and what communication he has had with Chemours on this issue.
If the NCDEQ has not adequately addressed these claims within 60 days of notification as required by law; Civitas may legally, in accordance with the filing of the above notice, file a lawsuit in federal court to stop the discharge of these compounds.
To request an interview with Francis De Luca, call 919-618-3484. Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization that fights to remove barriers to freedom so that all North Carolinians can enjoy a better life.