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LCV Statement on House Introduction of the PFAS Action Act

Apr 13, 2021

Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. —  Following the introduction of the PFAS Action Act in the House, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“The PFAS Action Act is a critical step in tackling the growing PFAS crisis that is jeopardizing the health of communities all across the country. For too long, the federal government has abdicated its responsibility to protect our families from these dangerous chemicals, forcing states and localities to try to pick up the slack and leaving too many people vulnerable to PFAS pollution. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Representative Debbie Dingell and other champions in Congress who are leading the charge to hold chemical companies accountable for the damage they have done to our health and the environment. Congress should quickly take up and pass this important legislation. At the same time, we urge the Biden administration to act now and use all of its existing authority to stop the use of and clean up these toxic chemicals to ensure everyone has access to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment.”

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