ENERGY BRIEFING: House Adopts PFAS, Water Changes to EPA Bill

July 24, 2020, 10:07 AM

The House is set for a final vote today on the fiscal 2021 Interior-Environment spending package after adopting a bipartisan amendment yesterday that would prohibit the EPA from using money to withdraw a proposed rule that would designate so-called “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances.

That amendment, led by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), would ensure that the proposed rule to categorize perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the Superfund law isn’t scrapped in fiscal 2021. PFOA and PFOS are two of the most studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in terms of their health impacts. ...

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