Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho has joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General urging Congress to act on PFAS contamination.
In a joint letter to Congress, the AGs strongly urged the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to pass legislation to aid states in addressing the public health threat of toxic “forever” chemicals.
The AG coalition called for action to help states address and prevent the growing dangers of a family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of super-resilient, man-made chemicals contaminating drinking water.
Additionally, the AGs urged Congress to provide financial assistance to help state and local governments offset the high-cost burden of cleaning up drinking water supplies.
AG Camacho, who is spearheading Guam’s PFAS litigation, said his office is looking at all ways by which Guam can address water contamination.
“This means litigation as well as legislation at the local and national level,” Camacho said.
Joining AG Camacho in the letter are the Attorneys General of California,
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawai’i, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.