Environmental and Public Health Groups Call on Governor to Veto Pro-Polluter PFAS Bill

More than a dozen Wisconsin environmental and public health groups joined MEA in sending a joint letter urging Governor Evers to veto Senate Bill 312, a PFAS bill that fails to deliver much-needed aid to communities impacted by PFAS contamination and ultimately leaves those communities worse off by letting polluters off the hook for their fair share of cleanup costs.

PFAS Bill Would Let Polluters Off the Hook

Supporters of a PFAS bill under consideration in the Legislature say it would provide much-needed aid for communities impacted by so-called “forever chemicals”, but the bill could end up leaving Wisconsinites worse off. That’s because the bill contains troubling provisions that would limit the state’s enforcement authority and shift the cost of cleanup from polluters to taxpayers.