We know we can make a difference on this issue.
Over the past 30 years, Environment Illinois and our national network have been leaders in protecting clean water. We’ve done extensive research and policy work to address toxic threats to drinking water such as lead. We also bring our strong track record of engaging the public to protect clean water — including winning the landmark Clean Water Rule.
Protecting our drinking water from PFAS will require us to act where and when it matters most. We have staff here in Illinois, as well as in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as members in every state.
Our success also depends on gaining support that transcends the partisan divide. That’s why we worked with U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle to pass a three-year phaseout for military PFAS by an overwhelming vote of 86–8.
Nobody wants to drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals. Join us in urging our members of Congress to ban PFAS in military firefighting foams and, together, we can all look forward to the day when we can turn off the tap on PFAS.