Protecting N.C.’s Air Toxics Program

Do you enjoy our beautiful mountains, clean air and water and wonderful wild places? Me too, so I was shocked to find out that some of our legislators want to severely weaken or totally dismantle North Carolina's Air Toxics Program.

The General Assembly claims that environmental protections and safeguards cost jobs and hurt businesses, but legislators never provide examples of job or business losses due to our current protective standards. State representatives don’t seem to consider the negative effect on people’s health, health care costs, the tourism industry or our ability to attract high-quality companies, like Sierra Nevada Brewing, which consider clean air, water and quality of life important.

Dirty air and dirty water is not a jobs plan. We don't need businesses that must destroy our environment to make an acceptable profit. Tell Raleigh we do not want nor have to choose between quality of life and a job. It’s time to call our legislators and tell them they need to do better, or we will find people who can.

— Joe Zinich
Asheville

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