“Legislature ends session with Jordan Lake bills
Jordan Lake bills signal tough times ahead for troubled lake
RALEIGH – Early this morning, the Senate gave final approval to
SB 515, a measure to further delay the rules intended to clean up Jordan Lake. Jordan Lake is a drinking water supply for more than 300,000 people in the Triangle. Over the three years of delay, more pollutants will run into the lake making it more expensive and difficult to clean up down the road.
“We have a plan in place to clean up Jordan Lake.” said Molly Diggins, state director of the NC Sierra Club. “ But now lawmakers in Raleigh have needlessly delayed that plan. Instead, they are diverting more than a million dollars from other clean water projects to pay for a pilot project that will not address pollution flowing into the Lake.” Read More