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Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced legislation (H.R. 6125) that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs (including PFOA & PFOS). Currently, the EPA sets voluntary advisory guidelines.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) met today with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) point-person for PFC water contamination, Maureen Sullivan, Director of Environmental Management for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment. Sullivan is overseeing the DOD’s response to PFC contamination from firefighting foams nationwide.
Congressman Brendan Boyle, Congressman Patrick Meehan, and Horsham Township Council will be hosting an expert panel discussion on the area's water quality at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29 at Hatboro-Horsham High School.
The panel will include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA.), Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) recently sent a letter to the director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) seeking the health agency’s position on the Navy’s refusal to authorize blood testing for the communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, and Horsham Air Guard Station in Pennsylvania.
(Montgomery County, PA) – Horsham Township Council, in partnership with U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Patrick Meehan (PA-7), will host a panel discussion regarding the improvement of water quality in Horsham Township on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Representatives from the U.S.
Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) today called for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Daniel Ashe to end its “Pay-to-Play” Endangered Species Act (ESA) permitting scheme. Through this controversial and dangerous practice, FWS advises people or organizations to pay as little as $500 to unvetted—and often foreign—entities in exchange for FWS permits to engage in activities that harm or kill animals in ways prohibited by the ESA.
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D/PA-13),Patrick Meehan (R/PA-07) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R/PA-08) today secured a commitment from the chairman of the House’s defense spending panel to work with the lawmakers and the state of Pennsylvania to address the need for health screenings in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base at Willow Grove and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.
Washington, D.C. – Pennsylvania lawmakers yesterday urged the Department of the Navy to provide health screenings and water filtration systems for residents of Horsham, Montgomery County and Warminster, Bucks County affected by the presences of PFOA and PFOS chemical compounds in drinking water. The compounds have been detected in public and private wells in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster and the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove in Horsham.
Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) today called for a formal congressional hearing to investigate threats related to groundwater contamination surrounding over 600 Department of Defense installations nationwide, including the vicinity around Horsham Air Guard Station in the 13th Congressional District which Congressman Boyle represents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency released revised drinking water health advisories on the health risks of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). The EPA announced today that it was lowering the acceptable standard to a combined .07 parts per billion for the two compounds.