Latest in PFAS: Michigan Bills Would Hold Polluters Liable

Sept. 17, 2020, 2:25 PM

A two-bill package introduced in the Michigan Senate seeks to bolster the state’s power to hold companies financially liable for PFAS discharges at existing remediation sites.

The bills were introduced on Wednesday by state Sen. Winnie Brinks (D) with the support of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D). But the legislation likely faces little chance of movement in the state’s Republican-controlled legislature.

Senate Bill 1122 targets existing environmental remediation sites where concentrations of PFAS are discovered. It would alter the state’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act so regulators have six years after on-site construction begins to seek damages for...

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