The Energy 202: Senators from both parties press EPA to limit two toxic chemicals

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

One-fifth of the Senate is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to prevent two toxic chemicals from getting into Americans’ drinking water — after a report last week indicating the agency is not going to restrict them under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

In a letter led by Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), 20 senators from both sides of the aisle urged the agency to develop standards for a pair of chemicals — perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, more commonly known as PFOA and PFOS — found in millions of Americans’ drinking water. They are demanding the federal government remove these toxic chemicals from drinking water and regularly test for them.

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