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Vermont Bill Banning PFAS in Consumer Goods Nears Finish Line

May 10, 2021, 6:36 PM

Legislation in Vermont that would eliminate “forever chemicals” from certain consumer products and specialized firefighting foams is in its final lap.

The state’s two chambers have unanimously approved slightly different versions of the bill, S. 20. A Senate committee on Tuesday will recommend whether the Senate should approve the version that the House amended on May 4 and send it to Gov. Phil Scott (R).

The bill is one of the nation’s most aggressive measures to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, said John P. Gardella, an attorney focused on environmental litigation, product liability, and toxic torts cases ...

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