Nonprofit to talk NC water politics at annual meet

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STAR, N.C. (AP) — A central North Carolina non-profit is scheduled to talk water politics on the 40th anniversary of the federal law that cleaned up U.S. waterways and held polluters accountable.

Central Park N.C. holds its annual gathering on Thursday to focus on the future of the state’s water. The meeting features environmental and economic experts discussing the rising issue of water quality and supply in North Carolina.

The group is an opponent of Alcoa Inc. getting a new federal license to operate a series of dams on the Yadkin River for up to another 50 years. Central Park N.C. wants a new local economy based on the sustainable use of the water.

Congress signed into law the Clean Water Act on October 18, 1972.
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