Mark Ruffalo urges Biden to accelerate action on ‘forever chemicals’

February 23, 2023

Read the full article by Sharon Udasin (The Hill)

"Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo urged President Biden to accelerate action on “forever chemicals” on Thursday, while calling out the administration’s failure to meet key regulatory deadlines.

“When candidate Joe Biden pledged to make PFAS a priority during his campaign, communities contaminated by PFAS polluters for decades rejoiced,” Ruffalo said, referring to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Nine months after taking office, Biden launched the PFAS Strategic Roadmap — a plan that the actor described as “the most ambitious” of any administration and an indicator to communities “that help was finally on the way.”

“But since that announcement, the Biden administration has missed some important deadlines,” Ruffalo said."