White House Pushing Against House PFAS Bill Days Before Vote (2)

Jan. 7, 2020, 11:32 PMUpdated: Jan. 8, 2020, 3:14 AM

The Trump administration is taking a hard line against new PFAS mandates ahead of a House floor vote on a comprehensive bill expected this week.

The Environmental Protection Agency is already taking extensive efforts to help communities address the spread of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, the administration and the agency said in statements Jan. 7. And the administration “strongly opposes” the House bill, H.R. 535, which would set up new requirements and deadlines for the EPA to regulate PFAS.

“The regulatory process works best when EPA and other agencies are free to devise regulations based ...

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