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. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) issued the following response:

“It is a cruel irony that years of legislative inaction has left families of the Great Lakes State unable to trust the safety of their water. Our highest priority as a state must always be to protect the wellbeing of our families and our communities, and that means developing enforceable standards for the water we all drink, cook and bathe with. I applaud Gov. Whitmer’s leadership in tackling the crisis of PFAS contamination so that we may finally hold those accountable who put the health of all Michiganders at risk.”