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Eager to Address PFAS Pollution, House Must Decide How

May 15, 2019, 10:55 AM

House members meet today to figure out how to move over a dozen bills on pollution from poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Tiffany Stecker and Pat Rizzuto write.

  • The Energy and Commerce Committee has a hearing on the bills, which fall into three areas, said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group: Monitor PFAS in the environment and in humans; ban the chemicals; or focus on cleanup.
  • Some members, including Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), want a large PFAS-related package. Others are discussing attaching legislation to a must-pass appropriations bill or...
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