The Devil They Knew – PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
2247 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
The Devil They Knew – PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

PURPOSE

The hearing will examine the history of the science behind the health risks associated with PFAS chemicals; what corporations knew about this science and when they knew it; the current levels of PFAS chemical contamination in the United States; and industry efforts to clean up contaminated sites. The Subcommittee also plans to highlight the steps both Democratic and Republican state governments are currently taking to regulate PFAS chemicals and hold corporate polluters accountable

Witnesses

Mr. Bucky Bailey
Affected Resident and Activist, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Dr. Jamie C. DeWitt
Associate Professor, East Carolina University

Ms. Emily Donovan
Co-Founder, Clean Cape Fear

Mr. Glenn Evers
President, IS2 Consulting

Ms. Jane C. Luxton
Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Ms. Catherine R. McCabe
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Mr. Robert R. Scott
Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Mr. Steve Sliver
Executive Director, Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Ms. Sandy Wynn-Stelt
Affected Resident and Activist, Belmont, Michigan

116th Congress