House reps renew push for PFAS drinking standards

2020-07-16

The currently stalled PFAS Action Act of 2019 could get implemented by adding it to a defense spending law in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

A bipartisan cadre of U.S. House members are renewing a push to regulate chemicals that have contaminated water supplies in Bucks and eastern Montgomery counties and nationwide.

The PFAS Action Act of 2019 passed the House in a 247-159 vote on Jan. 10, but has sat in the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works since then.

The act would set sweeping reform for the chemicals that have been linked to multiple health issues, including a deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to set a national drinking water standard for PFAS.

With no apparent action coming from the upper chamber, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, reached out to colleagues to refile the resolution as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act later this week.

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