Environmentalists Praise EPA Decision To Freeze Trump PFAS Proposal

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“Environmentalists are hailing EPA’s decision to freeze and review an 11th-hour proposal by the Trump EPA that dropped a prior commitment to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law and instead said the agency would weigh whether they should receive such a designation.

Tim Whitehouse, executive director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility — another petitioner seeking RCRA designation of PFAS — tells Inside EPA that the Biden administration “has moved quickly to make sure it is not locked into bad proposals made by the Trump administration.””

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