Despite Lawmakers’ Demands, PFAS Bill Leaves Many TSCA Limits To EPA

April 15, 2021
The bipartisan group of lawmakers seeking strict limits on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is backing legislation that would require EPA to take only some of the steps they have previously sought to regulate the chemicals under TSCA, leaving their push for a “phase-out” of their existing uses up to the agency’s discretion. The latest version of the “ PFAS Action Act ,” unveiled April 13 by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Fred Upton (R-MI), largely maintains the lawmakers’ past...

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