• Lawmakers, Administration Likely to Clash Over Looming PFAS Legislation

    Lawmakers, Administration Likely to Clash Over Looming PFAS Legislation0

    Bipartisan legislation addressing PFAS/PFOS contamination that is increasingly present in community groundwater is likely to clash with the Trump administration, The Hill reported Monday. The chemicals, found in items from raincoats to firefighting foam, have been associated with negative health effects including cancer, as well as high cholesterol and other illnesses. PFAS/PFOS groundwater contamination has appeared

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  • House Bill Proposes Nationwide Limits on Chemicals in Drinking Water

    House Bill Proposes Nationwide Limits on Chemicals in Drinking Water0

    House lawmakers introduced legislation earlier this week that would establish new drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals, according to a Route Fifty report. The legislation would give the Environmental Protection Agency two years to establish enforceable legal limits of PFAS in drinking water. Four Democrats and one Republican introduced the measure. “It is past time

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  • EPA Takes Major Step Forward on PFAS Action Plan; Meets Criticism

    EPA Takes Major Step Forward on PFAS Action Plan; Meets Criticism0

    The Environmental Protection Agency released draft interim guidance Thursday for addressing groundwater contaminated with PFOA and PFOS, according to an EPA press release. The new guidance is available for public review and input and will be a key component in the agency’s plans to protect communities affected by PFOA/PFOS contamination. “This interim guidance will support

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