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Lawmakers, Evers Administration make strides on PFAS

Lawmakers, Evers Administration make strides on PFAS

During the Year of Clean Drinking Water, lawmakers and state agencies under the leadership of Gov. Evers have started to take early but important steps to curb PFAS pollution and protect public health in Wisconsin.

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Lawmakers, Evers Administration make strides on PFAS

During the Year of Clean Drinking Water, lawmakers and state agencies under the leadership of Gov. Evers have started to take early but important steps to curb PFAS pollution and protect public health in Wisconsin.

A crisis of contamination

PFAS are characterized by their nearly indestructible molecular bonds, which make them an ideal component in everything from stain-resistant clothing to non-stick cookware. That molecular durability has also earned them the nickname “forever chemicals.”

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Letter from the President

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A Message from Clean Wisconsin President Mark Redsten, Winter 2019

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Gov. Tony Evers declares 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water

The two year 2019-2020 Legislative Session officially kicked off in early January with the inauguration of a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer. Fourteen brand new legislators took office, and four Representatives were elected to the Senate. Republicans maintained their majorities in both houses – 19-14 in the State Senate and 63-36 in the State Assembly.