Michigan reps. say U.S. House will vote next week on expanding PFAS regulation

BY: - July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and Biden administration officials at a conference on Wednesday outlined how they’re attempting to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water — including an upcoming vote in the U.S. House. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, a former top environmental official in North Carolina, said the agency is currently in the process […]

Michigan sues firefighting foam manufacturers over PFAS contaminants

BY: - August 21, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday filed two complaints against makers of PFAS-containing firefighting foam that her office says contaminated Michigan’s environment. The two lawsuits, filed in state and federal courts, follow up on a similar lawsuit Nessel filed in January against 3M, DuPont and a number of other chemical manufacturers. Nessel says toxic […]

Nessel to charge 2 more priests in clergy probe, announce PFAS suit

BY: - December 25, 2019

Updated, 5:25 a.m. 12/26/19 The Catholic church sexual abuse investigation continues to expand in Michigan, as Attorney General Dana Nessel said she plans to announce charges against two more priests in the new year. So far, seven priests have been charged in the probe this year and two have pleaded guilty. There are 45 current […]

‘This is ridiculous’ — Michigan lawmakers slam corporations on PFAS

BY: - September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday charged leading chemical corporations with downplaying the health and environmental harms of a class of chemicals known as PFAS and for dodging their full legal and financial responsibility.   A representative for 3M, which uses per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to manufacture Scotchgard, testified that the substances — which have […]