AGs urge Congress to keep tough PFAS language in defense bill

October 5, 2020

Read the full article by Garret Ellison (MLive)

"Congressional leaders should advance legislation that would force the U.S. Department of Defense to comply with state laws regulating toxic “forever chemicals,” urged attorneys general in Michigan and 17 other states.

In an Oct. 5 letter to lawmakers, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel pushed for legislation that would, among other things, force the military to adhere to new state standards for PFAS contamination during pollution cleanups.

The language is included in the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by the Democrat-controlled House in July. The bill, which contains hundreds of military budget and policy provisions, must be combined with a Senate version in a conference committee that’s sending a final version to the White House this year."