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Who Pays? PFAS Lawsuits, Legislation Raise Question of Pollution Liability

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Wastewater utilities, whose facilities are a conduit for chemical pollution, object to Democratic proposals in Congress that could hold them liable for the cost of PFAS removal.

Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

Whitmer orders Michigan to set PFAS standards, setting up clash with GOP

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kickstarted efforts to set a statewide standard for PFAS, hazardous chemicals that are increasingly befouling Michigan waters.

EPA Says It Will Regulate Two PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

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The EPA’s PFAS action plan includes steps for regulation, monitoring, detection, and cleanup.

Gov. Snyder signs Michigan lame-duck bills opposed by environmentalists

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New legislation may impact Michigan's response to PFAS contamination. 

As PFAS Lawsuits Proliferate, Legal Tactics Emerge

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Potentially billions of dollars in damages are at stake in more than a hundred lawsuits against companies and others for contaminating water with PFAS.

In Senate PFAS Hearing, Government Officials Say Regulatory Response Will Take Years

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Officials from multiple federal agencies testified at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing.