Proposed PFAS draft legislation could give chemical companies regulation loopholes

September 18, 2023

Read the full article by Liz McLaughlin (WRAL-News)

"In this area, a lot of moms live in fear," said Emily Donovan, a Wilmington mother of two who has been an activist against PFAS pollution since 2017, when chemicals were discovered in the Cape Fear River.

The Cape Fear River is a drinking water supply for 1.5 million North Carolinians.

Donovan, who started an organization called Clean Cape Fear, and Katie Bryant, co-founder of Clean Haw River, collected more than 1,300 signatures for an open letter encouraging U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, to take a more visible leadership role in protecting residents from PFAS pollution before visiting with federal leaders this week in Washington, D.C."