WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790) with important provisions to phase out by 2023 the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluouroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been the cause of drinking water contamination across the United States.
For many states across the country, the 2019 legislative session has come to a close. And congratulations are in order for legislators and organizations across the country who have spearheaded the fight for new state laws to protect us from toxic chemicals!
In May of 2015, the Minnesota Legislature quietly passed the nation’s most comprehensive flame retardant product ban to date. However, a current Senate proposal to reform regulation of chemicals at the federal level puts future state laws like this at risk.