"Senate Seeks to Back Ban on Firefighting Foam in Defense Bill"

"The Senate urged its negotiators Sept. 25 to back language banning the Pentagon’s use of firefighting foam containing potentially hazardous nonstick chemicals known as PFAS, as House-Senate talks continue toward a single Defense Department reauthorization bill.

The PFAS language was wrapped into a motion to instruct conferees—which aren’t technically binding but send a strong signal to negotiators on what the Senate wants kept in the fiscal 2020 defense reauthorization bill—and the motion was passed by the chamber, by voice vote."

Dean Scott reports for Bloomberg Environment September 25, 2019.


"Peters' Resolution To Phase Out PFAS In Fire Fighting Foam Passes Senate" (WKZO)

"15 U.S. Governors Lobby For Provisions On Toxic Chemicals In Defense Bill" (MLive)

"White House Objects To PFAS Provisions In Defense Bill" (Ionia Sentinel-Standard)


Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/26/2019