|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:36:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Senate Democrats unveil $20B bill to battle 'forever chemical’ contamination"|
Senate Democrats unveil $20B bill to battle 'forever chemical’ contamination BY REBECCA BEITSCH The Hill March 12, 2020 A new bill from Senate Democrats would roll out $20 billion in funding to remove cancer-linked “forever chemicals” from water as it contaminates supplies across the country. The legislation, rolled out by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) office Thursday, targets a class of chemicals known as PFAS used in everyday products, ranging from nonstick cookware to raincoats. They’ve been dubbed “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the human body and the environment. The bill would expand the scope of existing water programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), increasing the funding of various grant programs while allowing that money to be used to remove PFAS from water. … For the entire article, see https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/487275-senate-democrats-unveil-20-bill-to-battle-forever-chemical -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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