Senator Stabenow Statement on Weak PFAS Standards Proposed by EPA

Friday, April 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the weaker standards for cleaning up pollution caused by PFAS contamination proposed by the EPA:


“Today’s proposal by the EPA is completely unacceptable and does not do enough to protect public health. People in Michigan and across the country are living with great uncertainty about the impacts of exposure to PFAS chemicals, and I urge Michigan families to join me in opposing against these weak standards.”


Senator Stabenow has led efforts to secure funding to clean up contaminated sites, study the health impacts of PFAS exposure, make sure veterans and their families harmed by PFAS chemicals can get treatment, and connect homes to safe drinking water supplies. She has also called on the Environmental Protection Agency to establish federal drinking water standards for PFAS.