Utilities Provide Cautious Response To Senate PFAS Bill Ahead Of Markup

June 18, 2019
Drinking water utilities are declining to take a position on bipartisan Senate legislation addressing contamination from perfluorinated chemicals through a variety of environmental laws, though they are concerned that the measure, slated for markup June 19, could set an adverse precedent by preempting EPA’s statutory process for setting standards. The utilities in a June 18 letter to Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) say they applaud the bipartisan efforts of the chairman and ranking member of the Environment...

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