|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 2 Dec 2020 20:37:26 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Sen. Tillis [NC] should keep his word to military families|
On PFAS contamination, Sen. Tillis should keep his word to military families In public, Tillis made promises. Behind closed doors, he broke them. By Jerry Ensminger NC Policy Watch December 1, 2020 I spent much of my adult life proudly serving this country as a United States Marine. The most sacred duty of any leader is keeping your word to your subordinates so they know you will always have their back. Sen. Thom Tillis had been a champion in Congress for his support of legislation to clean up toxic chemical contamination of drinking water in North Carolina and nationwide. But in June, he went back on his word – at least when it comes to protecting members of the military and their families. In March of last year, Tillis supported bipartisan legislation  to list PFAS — the class of the toxic perfluorinated compounds commonly called “forever chemicals” — as “hazardous substances” under the authority of the EPA. The bill would have appropriated additional funding to the agency and given it more power under the Superfund law to address PFAS contamination across the country. … For the entire column, see https://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2020/12/01/on-pfas-contamination-sen-tillis-should-keep-his-word-to-military-families/ -- 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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