Community Letter -- Pass the PFAS Action Act

July 19, 2021

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Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Minority Leader McCarthy, Minority Whip Scalise and members of the U.S. House of Representatives: 

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, the undersigned non-governmental organizations write today to urge you to vote YES on H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act.  

Toxic PFAS chemicals have now been confirmed in the water of nearly 2800 communities, including over 300 military installations, and studies have linked PFAS to serious health problems, including cancer. H.R. 2467 will build on the progress made in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 by restricting industrial releases of PFAS into our air and water, setting a drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS in tap water, and by kick-starting the process of cleaning up legacy PFAS contamination by designating PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under the federal Superfund law. 

The science is clear: PFAS have been linked to serious health problems through decades of animal, worker, and human studies. Unfortunately, EPA has failed to take steps to restrict air and water releases, reduce PFAS in our tap water, or clean up the nation's most contaminated sites. H.R. 2467 will set clear deadlines requiring EPA to do just that. Designating PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances, as proposed by H.R. 2467, will not ban PFAS - but will instead ensure that the most contaminated sites are finally cleaned up.  

We urge you to vote YES on H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act.

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