PFAS disclosures from the Department of Defense cause fear and uncertainty for farmers

21 Sep 2023

Disclosures are an important first step in uncovering the full extent of PFAS contamination in the food system.

US Agencies Move Towards Buying PFAS-Free Fire Suppressants

19 Sep 2023

The Pentagon approved its first PFAS-free fire suppressant, opening the door toward airports putting out deadly fires without simultaneously putting firefighters, people, and the environment at risk.

Proposed PFAS draft legislation could give chemical companies regulation loopholes

18 Sep 2023

Two North Carolina moms who are activists against PFAS pollution met with federal leaders, including Sen. Thom Tillis, to speak out against new draft legislation that could allow polluters to avoid regulation.

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

8 Sep 2023

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.

[Opinion] Dunleavy’s veto of ‘forever chemicals’ ban betrays Alaskans and harms our health

6 Sep 2023

With the stroke of his veto pen, Gov. Mike Dunleavy blatantly betrayed the voters of Alaska, people in communities affected by PFAS, as well as the 58 of 60 members of the Alaska State House and Senate who worked across party lines to pass a bill, House Bill 51, that would have been a significant step toward preventing further harm from these dangerous chemicals.

NH Delegation Welcomes $7.6 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Improve Drinking Water Systems in New Hampshire

5 Sep 2023

U.S. Congresspeople Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Annie Kuster, and Chris Pappas that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is receiving $7,640,000 in fiscal year 2023 bipartisan infrastructure law funding to address emerging contaminants in drinking water with a focus on projects addressing PFAS.

US EPA orders toxicity tests on PFAS used in GenX

23 Aug 2023

The US Environmental Protection Agency wants more data on the hazards of a member of the chemical family known as PFAS.

EPA’s new definition of PFAS could omit thousands of ‘forever chemicals’

18 Aug 2023

Agency plans a ‘case-by-case’ approach that allows for flexibility, but critics say ‘this is not a new definition – it is a lack of definition.'

U.S. Defense Department expanding PFAS cleanup at former Wurtsmith Air Force Base

17 Aug 2023

An activist says there’s been a “major shift” in the way the U.S. Department of Defense is approaching the PFAS cleanup at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in northern Michigan.

TRI PFAS Obligations May Expand Considerably

10 Aug 2023

The proposal will have enormous impacts on numerous companies from a compliance standpoint, as well as increase risk for future PFAS litigation.

PFAS CERCLA Expansion Comment Period Closing

4 Aug 2023

The public comment period for the CERCLA PFAS proposed rule closed on November 7, 2022, and the EPA is now undertaking a review of the comments and will have the opportunity to determine whether to modify the rule before issuing a final rule.

Could the world go PFAS-free? Proposal to ban ‘forever chemicals’ fuels debate

1 Aug 2023

A European agency is considering sweeping restrictions on fluorinated chemicals used in jet engines, electric cars, refrigeration systems, semiconductors and many consumer products.

California, other states move to block 3M's $10.3 billion PFAS deal

26 Jul 2023

A group of 22 states and U.S. territories on Wednesday moved to block a proposed $10.3 billion settlement that would resolve claims against 3M Co. over water pollution tied to “forever chemicals,” claiming the deal fails to adequately hold the company accountable.

Dingell Leads Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Remove PFAS from Firefighter Gear

20 Jul 2023

Bipartisan Congresspeople introduced The Protecting Firefighters and Advancing State-of-the-Art Alternatives Act (PFAS Alternatives Act), to support development of next-generation PFAS-free turnout gear for firefighters and better protect firefighters from the dangers of their work.