Target: North Carolina General Assembly
Goal: Implement legislation that passed years ago to clean out severely polluted Lake Jordan
The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in 2009 that was supposed to prevent pollution from contaminating Jordan Lake. However, after four years the changes outlined have not yet been put into effect. Demand the safeguards outlined in 2009 are finally implemented to help clean out Jordan Lake.
Jordan Lake is a vital part of the nearby community; it provides drinking water for over 300,000 citizens of North Carolina. On top of this, it provides a source of entertainment through boating, fishing, swimming, and other water sports. Pivotal for both its resources and its enjoyment, Jordan Lake must be free from pollution for the sake of the people who rely on it.
Nitrogen and phosphorous pollution from upstream are prevalent in the lake, resulting in terrible smells, algae blooms, and numerous beach closings. The waste that cities dump in the water makes purification necessary for a healthy lake. The pollution present has threatened the safety of the water to an alarming extent, and has been allowed to continue for far too long.
The North Carolina Senate created legislation to prevent this pollution from continuing to flow into the lake back in 2009, but more than three years later none of the steps outlined have been implemented. This is a direct result from the General Assembly putting off implementation, which has now led to them trying to pass a bill to repeal the 2009 legislation that originally passed. Republican lawmakers in the state cite the lack of improvement from the lake as a sign that the legislation is not working; such an argument when none of the steps outlined in the legislation have been implemented is downright illogical.
By signing the petition below, you will help encourage the North Carolina General Assembly to take action in cleaning up Jordan Lake. With so many people depending on it, its healthiness is essential.
Dear North Carolina General Assembly,
The 2009 legislation that was supposed to prevent pollution from contaminating Jordan Lake has yet to be implemented. Meanwhile, the lake continues to suffer from the negative effects of pollution. As a pivotal water source, Jordan Lake needs to start getting cleaned up as soon as possible.
Jordan Lake is a vital resource for the community, providing drinking water for over 300,000 citizens. Additionally, it is popular for boating, fishing, swimming, and other water sports. Nitrogen and phosphorous pollution are widespread in the lake, however. This results in algae blooms, terrible smells, and numerous beach closings, ultimately presenting a threat to the safety of the water to an alarming extent. It has been allowed to continue for far too long.
Please take action to clean up Jordan Lake and implement the legislation that was created for this purpose back in 2009. With thousands of people relying on it, Jordan Lake must remain healthy for the sake of the citizens around it.
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