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The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign.
The U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan measure today compelling the Pentagon to stop using PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2024. Both chambers of Congress have now approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the President is expected to sign into law before the end of the year. Negotiators notably omitted provisions to address PFAS pollution under Superfund and the Clean Water Act, both of which passed unanimously in the House bill.
Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey and the ChargEVC Board President, delivered extensive testimony outlining the experience of other transit agencies electrifying their bus fleets, the public health and climate benefits of bus electrification, operational savings and commitments from nearly every major transit agency in America to move towards electrification and urging support for the comprehensive omnibus electric vehicle legislation
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