State Legislatures Take the Lead on Turning off Tap on Toxic Chemicals

February 05, 2020

Gretchen Salter, 206-619-0973

At least 29 states will consider more than 180 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals. These policies include bans on PFAS in food packaging and firefighting foam as well as bans on toxic flame retardants in electronics.

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House passes PFAS Action Act

January 14, 2020

Jamie Nolan, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Bill would provide initial steps to address the PFAS crisis

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NDAA conference report fails to include PFAS clean-up measures; will end military use of PFAS firefighting foam

December 10, 2019

Congress passed PFAS provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, but they fall short of the precedent set by states for protective policy.

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Federal Government Considers PFAS Protections

October 22, 2019

Drake Skaggs

Congress is considering provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act to protect citizens from toxic PFAS chemicals.

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Environmental Justice Series: Lilly Marcelin

July 30, 2019

Lilly Marcelin and Hardiesse Dicka

RSP’s mission is to inform and empower women, including young adults (ages 15-21) of African descent affected by diseases of the reproductive system.

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Opportunity before Congress to stop military use of toxic firefighting foam

June 25, 2019

Carina Wells

Following the recent passage of state laws in Washington and Colorado that ban the sale of firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals, Congress is now considering the issue as part of the military spending bill—the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Vermont Passes Law to Protect Children

June 20, 2019

Drake Skaggs

Late on June 19th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a law to help protect children from toxic chemicals

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Federal Government Considers PFAS

May 16, 2019

Drake Skaggs

The Federal Government is poised to complement state actions to address the growing PFAS crisis.

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States Step Up to Turn Off Toxic Chemical Tap

May 02, 2019

Drake Skaggs

Thanks to the hard work of advocates all around the country, states are once again adopting much needed policies to protect their citizens from dangerous toxic chemicals.

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