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Upton Statement on PFAS Hearing

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Washington, August 30, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the Subcommittee on Environment announced a bipartisan hearing on PFAS water contamination: 

We need to learn what, exactly, happened here in Michigan so that we can prevent it from happening again. This bipartisan hearing will be a positive step in that direction.

“We’re also working on bipartisan legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to publish drinking water regulations for PFAS nationwide. We must continue to hold the EPA accountable.

“The response to the PFAS problem in Parchment is a textbook example of how such situations should be handled. I want to again praise the State of Michigan for their rapid, on-the-ground response and our local community leaders for their immediate action and thank the dedicated volunteers on the ground who stood up when called upon to help their friends and neighbors.”

Learn more about Upton’s work on this issue here

Learn more about the bipartisan legislation Upton is leading alongside Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, please click here.

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