PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Senators Portantino and Gonzalez Introduce Clean Water Legislation to Monitor PFAS Chemical Contamination
“Understanding the full extent of PFAS contamination in California's drinking water is critical to both protect the public and enable us to make the most cost-effective decisions about water treatment,” said Andria Ventura, toxics program manager for Clean Water Action. “We don't want to have to keep rethinking technical investments because we didn't have a full understanding of the problem. That's not fair to water systems or ratepayers.”
Clean Water Action: New Reporting Reveals the Oil Industry Still Injecting into Protected Groundwater in California
“It’s unacceptable that oil companies are still injecting toxic wastewater into potential drinking water sources, in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Despite significant progress by state agencies in recent years to improve California’s Underground Injection Control program, the oil and gas industry still has far too much influence. State regulators need to stand up to fossil fuel interests and take more aggressive action to protect our water."
Clean Water Action California Responds to EPA’s PFAS Plan With Call for More Comprehensive Regulation at The State Level
On February 14th, 2019, the EPA announced its “PFAS Action Plan” which follows up on four commitments announced in May but misses numerous opportunities to use EPA authority to address PFAS chemica
Polluting Oil Wastewater Facility Finally Closing After Settlement With Environmental and Community Groups
More than two years after agreeing to stop polluting groundwater near Bakersfield, Valley Water Management Company (VWMC) has announced that it has stopped dumping contaminated oil and gas wastewat