California Lawmaker Relaxes Bill Banning PFAS In Firefighting Foam

July 31, 2020
A California senator is easing his bill to bar firefighting foam from containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) by exempting certain oil industry facilities from the ban and allowing more time for airline, chemical and paint facilities to transition to non-PFAS alternatives, bolstering its prospects for passage. “After many weeks of negotiations with various folks, including folks from the Western States Petroleum Association [WSPA] and the opposition coalition, I believe we’ve reached an agreement,” Sen. Ben Allen (D), the author...

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