GenX funds approved, committees announced

Speaker of the House Tim Moore calls for a recess during a fifth special session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The special session was adjourned with the North Carolina Senate voting down a repeal of H.B. 2 and the North Carolina House not voting on repeal of the bill. (Christine T. Nguyen | The North State Journal)

RALEIGH — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced Thursday the formation of a House Select Committee to investigate the GenX pollution of the Cape Fear River. The committee is made up of members of the Environmental Review Commission (ERC) as well as several coastal representatives whose districts have been affected by the water contamination.

“We need to make sure we have safe, reliable water out there for folks to drink,” said Moore during a Thursday press conference. “When it comes to the environment and pollution, it’s just nothing to play around with.” READ MORE …