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“WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group today applauded the Biden administration for making the toxic ‘forever chemicals‘ known as PFAS a priority in its annual budget request.

Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal provided $75 million to accelerate critical toxicity studies of PFAS and to designate PFAS as ‘hazardous substances,’ which will speed the cleanup of contamination and ensure that polluters share that cost.

By contrast, the Trump administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal provided only $6 million and did not mention the ‘hazardous substance’ designation.

‘This is further evidence that President Biden is making good on his campaign pledge to designate PFAS as hazardous substances,’ said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs…”