Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Critical Rule to Clean Up PFAS Contamination to Protect Public Health

EPA action designates two widely used PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund law, improving transparency and accountability to clean up PFAS contamination in communities WASHINGTON — Today, April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking another step in its efforts to protect people from the health risks … [continued]

First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard to Protect 100M People from PFAS Pollution

As part of the Administration’s commitment to combating PFAS pollution, EPA announces $1B investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to address PFAS in drinking water WASHINGTON – Today, April 10, the Biden-Harris Administration issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful … [continued]

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The EU Confirms Itself the Global Climate Leader On Refrigerants, NGOs Say

Today’s deal on the F-Gas Regulation marks one of the greatest climate wins of von der Leyen’s Commission. The proposed phase-out schedule for these potent greenhouse gases signals a paradigm shift, driving key sectors such as heat pumps and air conditioning towards the use of climate-friendly refrigerants. BREAKING: Ambition of … [continued]

“Forever Chemicals” Data from EPA Shows Widespread Contamination & Underestimate of PFAS Contaminating Tap Water

PFAS, a category of toxic chemicals that consists of thousands of man-made compounds, are used by industry and often added to consumer products, ranging from cookware to cosmetics, to make them stain- and water-resistant. PFAS are nearly indestructible “forever toxic” chemicals that are found in our air, water, food—and our bodies. They can be harmful to human health even at very low doses, with some being linked to immune suppression, cancer, and developmental disorders. However, there has been little done to address PFAS contamination.