EPN Sends Letter to Congressional Committees on PFAS Exemptions from CERCLA

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) sent a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding legislation under consideration on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that could include exemptions from the potential liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for releases (or threat of release) of PFAS compounds into the environment. EPN urges Congress to postpone any action until after the final CERCLA designation rule has been implemented for a period of time to see if problems arise for publicly owned wastewater treatment plants, landfills, airports, or farmers.

Read the letter