Janet Mills on Environment



Strengthen our ability to detect and mitigate PFAS

We have dedicated more than $100 million over the past two years to address PFAS--funding environmental testing and remediation, creating a Trust Fund to assist farmers, installing more than 300 drinking water treatment systems, and establishing temporary standards to protect drinking water. I am asking you to approve an additional $6 million in State and Federal funds to strengthen our ability to detect and mitigate PFAS, including sampling and continued testing of wells, soils and wildlife.

Explanation from federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products. PFAS persist in the environment and exposure in people can occur by consuming PFAS-contaminated water or food. Since 1999, CDC scientists have measured PFAS in blood serum, and found PFAS in the serum of nearly all of the people tested. This indicates widespread exposure in the U.S. population.

Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Maine legislature , Feb 14, 2023

Joins coalition to reject proposed cuts in funding to EPA

Atty Gen Janet Mills joined a coalition of 13 states calling on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to reject "deep and damaging" cuts in funding for the EPA and anti-environmental riders. "Maine has been a leader in the fight for clean water and clean air since Senator Ed Muskie championed the original Clean Water Act," said Atty Gen Mills. "In Maine, we hunt, fish, and hike year-round and these proposed cuts will severely damage Maine's environment and economy if passed."
Source: WAGM-TV on 2018 Maine Gubernatorial race , Oct 15, 2017

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