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Huizenga Backs PFAS Legislation to Protect West Michigan Drinking Water, Environment

Washington, January 10, 2020

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 535 – the PFAS Action Act.

“West Michigan has seen first-hand the negative impact PFAS can have on drinking water as well as the environment,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “While I don’t agree with every facet of this bill, the science behind the threat posed by PFAS is clear. As the EPA continues working on measures to address this hazardous ‘forever’ chemical, it is critical for Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to protect West Michigan, the Great Lakes, and communities across the nation from contamination. This includes supporting the advancement of research and potential large scale decontamination efforts. Michigan has been at the forefront of PFAS testing and I remain concerned that other communities will be impacted similarly to what we have seen here in West Michigan.” 

The PFAS Action Act passed the House by a vote of 247-159

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