PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.
"EPA will try ignore this, but it can’t. The public doesn’t support its dangerous scheme to fundamentally change the Clean Water Act. Despite limiting comment on the most aggressive attack on protections for clean water since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 to a paltry 60 days, Americans are unified in opposition to the Dirty Water Rule."
“In light of this decision, the Trump administration should immediately abandon efforts to weaken these vital safeguards at the behest of industry,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Coal plants are the top polluters of toxic waste into our nation’s waters—including drinking water sources—and it’s long past time they stopped putting our health and environment in jeopardy in order to maximize their own profits.”
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate confirmed former oil and gas industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt, to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Return of the Swamp Creature: As Senate Holds Markup for Bernhardt's DOI Nomination, the Swamp Creature Returns to the Senate
"The President dove deep into the swamp and came up with David Bernhardt, who is even more troubling than Ryan Zinke," said Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass.