28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline
The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.
Pa.’s Houlahan co-leading push to require women to sign up for draft in must-pass defense bill
The language is included in an annual Pentagon funding bill that also sets aside $549M to clean up 'forever chemicals' plaguing Pa. and other states
Rules clamping down on ‘forever chemicals’ clear a key regulatory hurdle | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The state Environmental Quality Board approved new limits on PFAS chemicals in water, but work remains
State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion
Residents have a right to know what chemicals are being used in their neighborhoods and what hazards they and their children may be exposed to.
Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]
Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens
If chemical manufacturers won’t voluntarily rein them in and clean them up (unlikely), our government must step in.
U.S. House passes PFAS bill regulating ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water
(*This story was updated at 12:03 p.m. on Thursday, 7/22/21, to correctly note that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, was marked ‘non-voting’ on the PFAS bill.) WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation that would regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, as well as designate two types of those toxic chemicals […]
As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push back
Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers move to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water.
PFAS 101: What they are, why it matters | Five for the Weekend
These man-made chemicals are used for a variety of purposes, including making waterproof cosmetics, stain-resistant fabrics and carpeting to non-stick cookware. To summarize, they are abundant in our daily lives.
U.S. House to vote on next week on expanding PFAS regulation impacting Pa., other states, backers say
“These manufacturers that make tens of billions of dollars selling this chemical, they ought to be the ones paying for cleanup. It should not be borne by the taxpayer, anybody else,” U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said.
U.S. House panel approves legislation to clean up toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in Pa., nationwide
The bill includes an annual $200 million grant to water utilities and wastewater facilities to treat PFAS over four years.
Suburban Philly activist, local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS
An independent panel of scientists found a probable link between exposure to PFOA and PFOS and multiple health problems, such as high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and testicular and kidney cancer.