NDAA conference report fails to include PFAS clean-up measures; will end military use of PFAS firefighting foam
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Congressional negotiators finalized the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which now includes several important provisions that begin to take action on the PFAS contamination crisis. At the same time, the conferees left out key provisions that would have required cleanup of PFAS-contaminated communities and industrial water pollution.
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce favorably reported the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535), as amended, to the full House of Representatives by a vote of 31-19.
Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a decision in Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, et al v. U.S. EPA. The petition challenged EPA’s “framework rules” under the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Staples launches new policy to drive toxic chemicals out of office supplies, electronics, textiles, and other products
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following the lead of other major retailers and answering consumer demand for products free from toxic chemicals, Staples today launched a new Chemicals Policy targeting the reduction and substitution of toxic chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Lowe’s, North America’s second-largest home improvement retailer, announced that it will phase out the sale of all indoor residential carpets and rugs containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft methylene chloride risk evaluation that addresses commercial paint stripper uses. In January 2017, EPA proposed to ban commercial paint stripper uses, but it later removed these uses from its March 2019 final rule, leaving workers unprotected from harm.
Grocery chain Ahold Delhaize USA today announced a new “sustainable chemistry commitment” that restricts toxic chemicals, including the classes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A (BPA) and other bisphenols, ortho-phthalates, and other chemicals, in the products sold across its 2,000 stores nationwide.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced that it will phase out the sale of all carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790) with important provisions to phase out by 2023 the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluouroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been the cause of drinking water contamination across the United States.
Today the Retail Leadership Council (RLC) of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) issued a new statement developed by major retailers calling on chemical companies and suppliers to develop safer alternatives for flame retardants, plasticizers, water and stain repellents, and other chemicals in products sold at retail.
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