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  • Alaska DEC rolls back PFAS chemicals to avoid remediation costs for polluters, violating state law

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    23 Jul 2019 | CoastAlaska

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration directed DEC to change its regulations. It now screens for two PFAS compounds rather than five when determining whether water is safe to drink. By limiting its testing to two compounds, the DEC is no longer screening for PFHxS, one of the drivers for declaring a Yakutat drinking water source contaminated.

  • Federal PFAS hearing to focus on ‘widespread industrial contamination’

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    22 Jul 2019 | MLive

    PFAS pollution across a 25-square mile swath of West Michigan traced to Wolverine World Wide’s manufacturing over decades raises questions of federal policy, state action and corporate responsibility… Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s home is just yards from a former Wolverine dump that is poisoning her water. Her blood tested at 750 times the…

  • House measure would declare PFAS chemicals hazardous under Superfund law

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    12 Jul 2019 | The Detroit News

    The U.S. House approved in a 220-197 vote a defense authorization bill that would designate all toxic fluorinated chemicals as hazardous substances under the Superfund program within a year and phase out military fire-fighting foam containing PFAS by 2025, rather than 2029 as called for in the underlying National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Guam: Senators defy governor’s call to vote quickly on water contamination lawsuit bill

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    1 Jul 2019 | Pacific Daily News

    Most senators on Monday defied Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s call for an immediate vote and request for waiver of the public hearing requirement on a bill that would authorize the hiring of specialized lawyers to help Guam in a potential drinking water contamination lawsuit… The governor seeks Guam's inclusion in multi-state lawsuits against manufacturers of chemicals that she said have been known to contaminate drinking water across the nation...

  • Senate vote requires military, EPA to deal with harmful 'forever chemicals'

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    27 Jun 2019 | The Hill

    The Senate passed the 2020 Defense Spending Bill including a bipartisan amendment that would commission the U.S. Geological Survey to track PFAS contamination nationwide and require public utilities to test drinking water for PFAS. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in July.

  • Senate vote requires military, EPA to deal with harmful 'forever chemicals'

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    27 Jun 2019

    The Senate passed the 2020 Defense Spending Bill including a bipartisan amendment that would commission the U.S. Geological Survey to track PFAS contamination nationwide and require public utilities to test drinking water for PFAS. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in July.

  • Bipartisan Senate efforts to mandate agencies address growing PFAS crisis

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    21 Jun 2019

    As more than two dozen federal legislative proposals to address PFAS elbow their way through the halls of Congress, the Senate is likely to pass the National Defense Authorization Act before the July Fourth holiday with various bipartisan PFAS provisions that include reach beyond the Department of Defense.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2377, the “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019”

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    31 May 2019

    Reps. Boyle (D-PA) and Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a bill that require the EPA to set a drinking water maximum contaminant level for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to protect public health.

  • Capito among Senators seeking faster EPA action on PFAS chemical pollution

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    28 May 2019 | wvik

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2827, the "Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2019"

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    17 May 2019

    Rep. Dingell, Debbie (D-MI) introduced a bill that would designated all PFAS in food contact materials unsafe under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

  • 13 Federal PFAS bills will get Committee Hearing on Wednesday

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    15 May 2019 | MLive

    Federal attention to PFAS will get a boost on Wednesday when a subcommittee in the House of Representatives convenes a hearing on 13 pending bills from legislators around the U.S. The hearing is entitled, ‘Protecting Americans at Risk of PFAS Contamination & Exposure.’ It was called by Chairman Rep. Frank…

  • Congress told to stop PFAS at pollution sources

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    15 May 2019 | MLive

    [PFAS] have been found in 43 states and officials have identified where at least 19 million people drink water containing them. Requests to the military for mitigation abound; some cleanups are underway. And many states - including Michigan - are looking at legislation and new regulation to increase protections for resident… increasing scrutiny... before they reach drinking water needs to be part of the national agenda...

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2638, the "Minimizing the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS"

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    9 May 2019

    Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie (D-TX) introduced a bill that direct the Administrator of the EPA to issue guidance on limiting the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2626, the "PFAS Accountability Act of 2019"

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    9 May 2019

    Rep. Upton, Fred (R-MI) introduced a bill that would encourage Federal agencies to work with States in order to improve the removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2608, the "PFAS Testing Act of 2019"

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    9 May 2019

    Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick (D-NY) introduced a bill that would require the testing of PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act.