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LCV Statement on EPA’s Final PFAS Drinking Water Rule

Apr 10, 2024

Washington, D.C. — In response to EPA’s announcement of their final rule establishing the first-ever national drinking water standards for PFAS, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“EPA’s first-ever national drinking water standards are a historic win for people all across the country whose health has been impacted by toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals.’ Everyone should be able to turn on their tap and trust that the water is safe. But chemical companies and other Big Polluters have made that impossible for tens of millions of people by knowingly dumping hazardous chemicals into our waters for decades.

The Biden administration is delivering on their commitment to protect clean water for our communities, especially communities of color and low wealth communities disproportionately impacted by PFAS and other pollution. We applaud the administration for taking this momentous step and look forward to continuing to work together to hold the chemical companies accountable for the damage they have done to our health and to ensure that everyone, no matter their race, zip code, or income, has access to safe, clean water.”