Category: Policy Memo

EPA PFAS Action Plan Released

Posted on February 15, 2019 by

EPA PFAS Action Plan Released At a press conference yesterday in Philadelphia, Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, released what he calls a “groundbreaking” action plan to respond to nations growing concern of the toxin group we call PFAS. The action plan, however, falls short of action and is far from groundbreaking. […]

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PFAS Policy Tracker

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

Freshwater Future is committed to protecting drinking water and the Great Lakes. With all the legislative attention PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been getting we decided to keep all our policy updates in one place! Check back here for updates on how the region and nation are responding to the PFAS crisis. You can read more about […]

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Gov. Whitmer transforms the MDEQ into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

This week Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs an executive order transforming the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Executive Order 2019-2 also created new offices within the department including the Office of Clean Water Public Advocacy, the Office of Environmental Justice Public Advocate, the Office of Climate and Energy, […]

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Limits on (non-partisan) Political Activities Lifted for Canadian Charities

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

The Canadian federal government has proposed new rules for charitable policy advocacy. These rules would allow charities to engage in public policy dialogue and development activities without limitation as long as it furthers the organization’s charitable purposes. Policy advocacy groups will probably not be able to become charities, but the definition of charitable organizations would […]

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Press Release: Some in Ottawa, Branch, and Ionia Counties, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on November 19, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS November 19, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes […]

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Press Release: Some in Hesperia, Village of Baldwin, and Port of Call-West Mobile Home Park in Van Buren County, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on November 9, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS November 9, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes […]

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Press Release: Some in Kinross Charter Township, MI and Village of of Walloon in Charlevoix County, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on October 31, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS October 31, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes […]

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Press Release: Some in City of Evart, MI and Village of Northport, MI have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on October 17, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org Learn  More About PFAS Here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS October 17, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one of the biggest environmental […]

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Press Release: Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS

Posted on September 12, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testing Finds Public Drinking Water Supplies Contain Harmful Chemicals called PFAS September 11, 2018 Michigan – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as one the biggest environmental threats facing the Great Lakes region. […]

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Press Release: Some in Oakland County have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It

Posted on September 10, 2018 by

Contact:  Jill Ryan or Stephanie Altrock Phone: 231-348-8200 Email: jill@freshwaterfuture.org or stephanie@freshwaterfuture.org Website: www.freshwaterfuture.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Some in Oakland County have Drinking Water that Contains Harmful Chemicals called PFAS, But They May Not Know It September 10, 2018 Oakland County, MI – Perfluroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, have collectively emerged as […]

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