Moffitt says legislative demands kept him away from LWV water meeting

Asheville Citizen-Times reports:
Moffitt said Tuesday he wanted to attend [the Feb. 13 League of Women Voters public forum on the state House committee evaluations of a plan that might seize Asheville’s drinking water system], but legislative work on groundwater contamination issues was scheduled at the same time in Raleigh.

That work had to do with contamination at the former CTS plant site in Buncombe, whose clean up could become a legislative model for the rest of the state, he said.

“I was in Raleigh for those reasons, and I just think it’s important for people to understand if I were in town I would participate because I know how important it is for the community, and if it had happened on a different night, I would have been there,” he said. …

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