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House passes sweeping PFAS protections: 2025 ban on military use, Superfund cleanup and clean water safeguards

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

Both chambers have now incorporated our request to rapidly phase out the military’s use of PFAS. This is what communities and service members deserve. The House wants this phaseout by 2025, while the Senate says 2023. We are gratified to see this Congressional race to the top.

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House moves to phase out toxic PFAS chemicals on military bases

Toxic foams that threaten the health of armed service members and their neighbors would no longer be used on military bases under Environment New Jersey-backed legislation.

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'If it's still wild, it should stay that way': Lawmakers seek to permanently protect America's largest national forest

New legislation would permanently protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest—the nation's largest—and the bears, moose, eagles and other wildlife that call it home.

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All the way: Our best conservation program would be fully funded under bipartisan bill

The idea that Americans should enjoy more and better-maintained parks, wildlife refuges, hiking trails and ball fields is earning bipartisan support.

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