LANSING — Gov. Whitmer announced yesterday that she is directing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to develop and issue an enforceable drinking water standard for PFAS. Gov. Whitmer has made addressing the mounting environmental crises the state faces one of her top priorities after years of inaction from legislative leadership. In response, state Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following response:

“The families of Michigan have waited too long for their state to take serious action to curb the threat of PFAS in our communities. Over 2 million Michiganders are currently drinking from sources of water known to be contaminated, but their pleas for safe standards have been met by legislative silence. I proudly stand with Gov. Whitmer in her effort to enact enforceable drinking water standards for PFAS so we can begin rebuilding the public’s fragile trust in their government.”