Press Release: VPIRG joins partners in urging the state to protect the public from harmful PFAS chemicals

VPIRG joined the Conservation law Foundation (CLF) and other partners in filing a petition calling for new drinking water standards in Vermont that better protect the public from harmful PFAS chemicals. The petition calls on the Agency of Natural Resources to implement water treatment solutions to protect Vermonters from the full class of PFAS instead of regulating these dangerous substances on an individual basis.

“If you weigh the costs of protecting the public from these dangerous toxins versus the cost of doing nothing and allowing people to be harmed by these chemicals, the choice is clear,” said Paul Burns, Executive Director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. “Vermonters deserve safe drinking water.”

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