13 Blue States Say EPA Should Strengthen Proposal To Remove Lead Pipes

"Attorneys general from 13 Democrat-led states and Washington, D.C., are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen a proposal that seeks to limit Americans’ exposure to lead service lines.

The EPA last year proposed that nearly all lead pipes that carry water be replaced in 10 years because lead exposure can damage children’s brains and nervous systems.

The attorneys general wrote in comments on that rule this week that they are “concerned that the Proposed Rule does too little to protect public health generally and specifically to address the disparate impacts of lead-contaminated drinking water on underserved communities.”

“We advocate for EPA to strengthen several aspects of the proposal,” they added."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill February 6, 2024.

Source: The Hill, 02/08/2024