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Bill would provide grants for ‘forever chemical’ contaminations but take away the ability to sue polluters

A bill aimed at providing grants to communities affected by “forever chemical” contamination would take away the ability for cities and towns to pursue legal action against the companies or other entities that created the pollution.

The bill, approved in an Assembly floor vote Tuesday, was authored by Elijah Behnke, R-Oconto, and would create a $10 million grant program for the 2021-23 biennium for communities struggling with PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. It would be funded by American Rescue Plan Act money received by the state from the federal government. Read more…