The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) achieved milestone accomplishments this year in its mission to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians.
In 2022, DEQ invested more than $1 billion in North Carolina’s infrastructure, pushed efforts to address the impacts of climate change, continued robust protections for air quality and drinking water, and developed new strategies for reducing PFAS contamination.
“This year, we had the opportunity to invest in the communities that need it most, bringing much needed infrastructure and resilience funding to counties across the state,” said Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser. “Our efforts to address PFAS, support the transition to a clean energy economy, and continue the equitable investment of available funding will continue into the year ahead.”
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