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Despite Bipartisan Support, Officials Doubt PFAS Bills' Prospects

April 10, 2019
A top Defense Department (DOD) environment official is expressing doubt over prospects for bipartisan and bicameral legislation that seeks to boost regulation and funding for addressing cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), an assessment that at least one top Democrat appears to share. Maureen Sullivan, DOD's deputy assistant secretary for environment, told the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) spring meeting April 9 that it was unclear how a House bill requiring EPA to list all PFAS as “hazardous...


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