Decision comes despite recommendation by state agencies to tighten standards for chemicals that pose health risks.
Environmental groups find waste from mega-farms is endangering water throughout the state.
Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.
City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.
The legislation would provide municipalities with PFAS cleanup grants on the condition they don’t sue the polluters.
The Trump administration and GOP control of the Legislature have hampered funding of initiatives to reduce pollution.
Recommendations outline efforts to boost rural economy, enact environmental safeguards. But GOP may be about to weaken rules on “forever chemicals.”
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