Whitmer Escalates Fight With DOD Over Michigan PFAS Cleanup Limits

April 6, 2021
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is escalating a fight with the Defense Department (DOD) over cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), invoking a provision in the 2020 defense authorization law to amend an existing Michigan-DOD agreement in a bid to force the military to meet the state’s strict PFAS water standards. The governor’s push could serve as a test over states’ ability to force DOD to comply with state PFAS levels, as Michigan has wrestled with the Air Force...

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