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Toxic Chemicals: States Are Doing What EPA Won’t

By Pat Heffernan on Jun 28, 2018 9:43:44 AM


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Since residents of Bennington, Vermont found PFOA in their tap water last year, it seemed a given to many of us that a broad, preventive response to chemical contamination would be crafted and approved by the State Legislature and Administration in 2018.

Sigh. We had high hopes for a while that this would add Vermont to the list of states taking action to protect our people and our environment from such toxic chemical contamination. ICYMI, this opinion piece by Sharon Lerner in the New York Times tells the in-depth story of how Massachusetts, California and Maine were early leaders and now the State of Washington was leading the charge.



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