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Gov. Whitmer Statement on MPART Director Steve Sliver Testifying Before Congress
July 24, 2019
LANSING – Today Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement commenting on Steve Sliver, Executive Director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment:
“I’m pleased to see the committee focusing on this critical issue and I appreciate the continued leadership from Michigan’s congressional delegation on this evolving issue. Michigan has and will continue to be a leader in identifying PFAS contamination and holding responsible parties accountable, but we need additional federal resources to support continued testing and cleanup of PFAS in Michigan.
“Michigan has long called for the federal government to establish national standards to protect the nation's drinking water from PFAS contamination, but we can no longer wait for the Trump Administration to act. That’s why I have directed MPART to establish enforceable MCLs for PFAS in our drinking water.
"My main priority remains to protect public health by finding real and permanent solutions to ensure that all Michiganders know that they can trust the water coming out of their taps.”