Rep. Carbajal Introduces Clean Airport Agenda: Two New Bipartisan Bills To Help Central Coast Airports Remove Threat Of Forever Chemicals

September 8, 2023

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"Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced two bipartisan bills aimed at helping the Central Coast curb the threat of forever chemicals in communities near regional airports.

Rep. Carbajal’s ‘Clean Airport Agenda’, which he officially unveiled at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport earlier this week, includes two new pieces of legislation co-led with Reps. Mike Lawler (R-NY-17) and Derrick Van Orden (R-WI-03).

“Access to clean drinking water is paramount to protecting the health of our communities. But federally-required foams used at our airports have been found to contain chemicals that pose a grave threat to our drinking water and public health,” said Rep. Carbajal. “That’s why I’m introducing legislation that enlists federal agencies, the same ones that oversee sites like San Luis Obispo that are already fighting contamination, to help our airports clean up this public health threat, as well as hold them accountable for their plan to phase out these chemicals for good.”