February 14, 2019

Whitehouse Statement on EPA PFAS Action Plan

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan, which does not set a drinking water standard for dangerous PFOA and PFOS chemicals:

“After a year of hemming and hawing, Scott Pruitt and Andrew Wheeler’s EPA is punting on action to tackle a serious public health risk lurking in Americans’ drinking water.  Meanwhile, Wheeler is pushing as hard as humanly possible to roll back vital environmental protections he thinks stand between his polluter patrons and bigger profits.  It’s another example of an administration captured by polluter donors and their minions embedded in federal agencies.  I hope this episode makes my Republican colleagues think twice before confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator.” 


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