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The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:

“For too long, Michigan residents have faced uncertainty about whether the water coming from their taps is safe for their families to drink. By requesting an administrative rule-making process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS chemicals, Governor Whitmer has shown that she is ready to put Michigan families and our drinking water first.

Setting an MCL based on the best available science is a prudent and necessary step to addressing the growing PFAS crisis in Michigan communities. We can’t simply sit by and wait for the federal government to take action when the health of Michigan residents and our Great Lakes are at risk. We applaud Governor Whitmer’s actions on PFAS today and look forward to working with the administration to ensure that Michigan sets a standard for PFAS that is properly protective of human health and our water resources.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources.

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