Former Official Sees Industry Backing EPA PFAS Rules To Avert Patchwork

July 28, 2021
As states continue to craft their own, often contradictory, limits on use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a former Trump EPA official says he expects industry to support EPA rules or new federal laws on the chemicals to preempt the burgeoning patchwork, if and when it becomes “unworkable” for manufacturers. “At some point industry will go to Washington, D.C., and say ‘please solve this problem,’” Erik Baptist, who served as a chemicals office deputy at the Trump EPA and...

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