The cost of cleaning up PFAS contamination is enormous. Massachusetts Senator Jo Comerford (D-Northampton) and Senator Michael Moore (D-Uxbridge) have sent a letter to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, asking her to do what other state attorney generals have done: Take legal action to require the corporations that made billions polluting our state to take responsibility for PFAS contamination. Letter sent to the Attorney General urging action towards companies that have produced PFAS
That’s why Clean Water Action and the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow delivered 433 letters to Governor Charlie Baker on Feb 14, 2020. Our message: Sign the Act to Protect Children, Families and Firefighters! It’s time to ban toxic flame retardants! Over a year ago, Baker vetoed a bill to ban 11 toxic flame retardants from upholstered furniture, children’s products, mattresses, carpeting, bedding, and window treatments. So, when the legislative session started up again, our champions Representative Decker and Cynthia…
Congratulations to our colleagues at Clean Water Action Minnesota and to Minnesota fire fighters for passing Minnesota’s ban on toxic flame retardants in furniture, mattresses and children’s products. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/05/23/flame-retardant-ban-becomes-state-law
Minnesota firefighters don’t like toxic flame retardants any more than Massachusetts firefighters. That’s why Minnesota firefighters are working with a Republican Senator Jeff Howe, a former fire-figther, to get toxic flame retardants out of children’s products. The arguments in Minnesota may sound familiar. Firefighters say that flame retardants don’t slow the spread of fire. They become more toxic when burned. Read more here.