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REI--Will you put our health and planet first?

As one of the largest retailers in the outdoor recreation industry, REI is renowned for its top-quality gear, stewardship of the outdoors, and sustainable business. The company has a long history of putting people and the planet before profits and building the REI membership community on a strong


Using Water Pollution Permits to Keep PFAS out of Drinking Water

Last week EPA issued a memo detailing how the agency will use its water pollution permitting program to limit discharges of PFAS to rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies. As we’ve written before on our blog, the Clean Water Act has many tools that can be used to keep these toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” out of our water. Benefits include shifting the burden away from drinking water systems and communities to clean-up PFAS and back on to the industries that financially benefit from using these chemicals. This memo is a welcome step, but more urgent action is needed.