The National Defense Authorization Act deal bans DOD from using PFAS at installations after 2024, but the final bill does not include House-passed language requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the chemicals.
“These chemicals are endangering communities across the country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, according to CQ. “House Democrats will continue to make this issue a priority in the New Year, until all Americans are protected.”
The Senate-led GOP has not advanced stand-alone legislation that would label the chemicals as hazardous under Superfund guidelines.
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