Read the full article by Erin Fitzgerald (Earth Justice) and register for the event here.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 29, 2021 in a town hall organized by Earthjustice, GreenLatinos, and the Southern Environmental Law Center, Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), advocates and scientists will discuss how to stop PFAS contamination in the United States. Moderated by Mark Magaña, GreenLatinos founding president and CEO, this virtual event comes at a critical time when PFAS contamination in our nation’s water continues to spread. 

‘Communities across the country are struggling to respond to the human health and environmental threat posed by PFAS contamination,’ said Senator Gillibrand. ‘These chemicals have gone unregulated for far too long and are putting the health of millions of Americans at risk. Dangerous levels of PFAS in drinking water can lead to birth defects, various forms of cancer, and immune system dysfunction. I want to thank Earthjustice, GreenLatinos and the Southern Environmental Law Center for holding this important conversation. We must do everything in our power to hold polluters accountable and develop clear standards for all measurable PFAS to protect our drinking water sources…’”

When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 1PM EST /10 AM PST