Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced Wednesday he will convene a legislative hearing to investigate the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River.
“I’ll be announcing committee appointments in the coming days to convene investigative hearings on the GenX issue as soon as possible,” Moore said.
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), a House Appropriations Committee chairman and legislative leader on environmental issues, also released a statement:
“We will conduct a thorough legislative hearing to review the administration’s handling of the GenX matter and carefully ensure environmental agencies are fulfilling their responsibilities of protecting drinking water for North Carolinians,” McGrady said.
Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover), a state House member who represents the lower Cape Fear region, released a statement and said he will participate in the legislative hearing:
“My priority is to protect the people of New Hanover County, guarantee they have clean drinking water and get to the bottom of the GenX discharge as soon as possible,” Davis said.
Speaker Moore will announce a date, time and location for committee hearings to investigate the GenX discharge in the coming days.