Legislation targeting lead pipes, methane and other threats to clean air and water ...

Statement: Congressional committee moves forward on Build Back Better legislation, which tackles potent pollutants – State PIRGs

Legislation targeting lead pipes, methane and other threats to clean air and water passes key hurdle WASHINGTON -- After a summer of record-breaking air pollution, heat waves and an ongoing public health crisis, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation this week to address many of the pollutants most damaging to human health and the environment. The provisions, which must still be considered by the full U.S. House of Representatives, would reduce the following types of pollution: Lead: Lead is a potent neurotoxin, especially for kids. The bill includes $30 billion to replace lead pipes, which can leach lead …

 

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