PFAS chemicals have contaminated Michigan drinking water, fish and wildlife
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the filing of two additional lawsuits against manufacturers of PFAS-containing firefighting foam. The following statement in response can be attributed to Mike Shriberg, Great Lakes Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation:
“Thank you to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for continuing her tireless efforts to hold polluters accountable. PFAS has contaminated drinking water as well as fish and wildlife in Michigan and across the country, and it is imperative that the responsible parties pay for the damage they wantonly caused. These cases in Michigan will help set a national example and framework, and we applaud Attorney General Nessel for taking a strong and justified legal stance.”
Last year, the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center released a report that outlines the science around PFASs in the Great Lakes as well as the policy and legal framework to address them. It provides a number of recommendations for tackling the problem in the region, with an emphasis on state-level action. It can be read here.
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