DEAD IN THE WATER 2016: The State of North Carolina’s Waters.
This is the first comprehensive report that details the work of Riverkeepers across North Carolina. This state has a proud history of environmental protection. However, 2016 was a year of vast devastation and increased pollution, from storms, the burgeoning hog and chicken industries, coal ash and other chemicals and abuses. Contributing to the problem were environmental officials who turned a blind eye to the problems and were slow to respond to issues. Combine this with State government that attempted to roll back protections and you had a state where Riverkeepers had to work harder than ever to protect our waters.