House Panel OKs PFAS Bill Despite GOP, Water Groups’ Concerns

June 16, 2021, 5:56 PM

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will take up a bill requiring the EPA to use its air, water, waste, and chemicals laws to curb some or all “forever chemicals” after one of its subcommittees advanced the legislation on Wednesday.

Energy and Commerce’s environment and climate change subcommittee advanced the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 2467) on a 16-7 vote, bringing it a step closer to what sponsor Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has predicted would be a July vote on the House floor.

The House passed the legislation during the last Congress on a 247-159 vote that included 24 ...

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