Environmentalists Praise EPA Decision To Freeze Trump PFAS Proposal

February 10, 2021
Environmentalists are hailing EPA’s decision to freeze and review an 11th-hour proposal by the Trump EPA that dropped a prior commitment to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law and instead said the agency would weigh whether they should receive such a designation. EPA has posted on its PFAS website that it did not publish the Trump administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) -- which EPA announced Jan. 19, just one day...

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