Ever since the summer of 1995, when millions of fish died in the Neuse River due to low oxygen levels caused by pollution-induced algal blooms, North Carolina has done its best to create policies that could protect bodies of water and the life within them from pollution. However, recently the North Carolina Senate voted to get rid of, or at least delay, water protection policies that were originally slated to be implemented soon. For example, the policy that was created to protect Jordan Lake was delayed for the 5th time, and the rules that were supposed to be implemented to preserve Falls Lake were delayed as well. In addition to this, these policies that were created to protect important bodies of water, such as using low-cost vegetated buffers along rivers, will be replaced by alternatives that will likely be less reliable in 2020. Please help protect our water by contacting a state Representative here!