|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:26:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water"|
Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water By Eric Lipton and Julie Turkewitz New York Times March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON - Facing billions of dollars in cleanup costs, the Pentagon is pushing the Trump administration to adopt a weaker standard for groundwater pollution caused by chemicals that have commonly been used at military bases and that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans. The Pentagon’s position pits it against the Environmental Protection Agency, which is seeking White House signoff for standards that would most likely require expensive cleanup programs at scores of military bases, as well as at NASA launch sites, airports and some manufacturing facilities. Despite its deregulatory record under President Trump, the E.P.A. has been seeking to stick with a tougher standard for the presence of the chemicals in question in the face of the pressure from the military to adopt a far looser framework. … For the entire article, see https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/politics/chemical-standards-water-epa-pentagon.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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