California Bill Banning PFAS In Firefighting Foam Heads To Governor

August 31, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is expected to sign recently approved legislation barring firefighting foam from containing per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) beginning in 2022 after easily clearing the state legislature. The Senate voted 39-0 Aug. 30 to approve SB 1044 by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), with one lawmaker not voting. The measure cleared the Assembly on Aug. 26 by a 72-0 vote with seven members not voting. Allen was forced to ease some of the bill’s requirements in...

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