Kuster Statement on New EPA Advisory Levels for PFAS Chemicals
**Kuster has pressed EPA Officials to address the PFAS contamination crisis**
Washington, June 15, 2022
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Kuster has pressed EPA officials to take immediate action on PFAS chemicals and hosted EPA Administrator Regan in NH to discuss contamination issues in New Hampshire.
“Granite State households and communities across our nation have been dealing with PFAS contamination in their water supply for far too long,” said Rep. Kuster. “I have been proud to lead the charge in Congress to address and remove PFAS and other emerging contaminants in drinking water, and I was proud to vote for the bipartisan infrastructure law to advance that effort. The EPA’s actions today are a step toward preventing these chemicals from entering the environment and protecting New Hampshire families. I will continue pushing for further action to address PFAS contamination and support for those who’ve been exposed.”
A member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Kuster has been vocal about the need to address PFAS and other water contaminants in New Hampshire. Kuster helped get the bipartisan infrastructure law over the finish line, which made unprecedented investments to improve our nation’s water infrastructure and protect Americans from dangerous pollutants, like PFAS chemicals. Last year, the House passed legislation she helped introduce, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act of 2021, to establish national drinking water standards and designate PFAS as a hazardous substance under the Superfund Program, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act.