PFASs is a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.
“It’s outrageous that the President thinks it is appropriate to formally nominate Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA while the agency is shut down because of the President’s radical demand for an unnecessary and ecologically destructive border wall."
Thanks to the Trump Shutdown EPA won't even be able to pretend to protect our water and communities, which is exactly what radical members of Congress and corporate polluters have wanted for decades.
"The President doesn’t understand that no one is buying his dangerous, divisive agenda. Instead of recognizing that the public rejected his fear-mongering while giving Congress a mandate to implement robust protections for our water, health, and communities, the President threw a tantrum and shutdown our government."
(Washington, DC) – Today, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund organizers descended on Washington, D.C.