PFAS Forever Chemicals: Press Conference Live Stream

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Jan 30, 2024, 12 to 1 PM

PFAS, Pesticides, & Toxins

Are you concerned about PFAS (forever chemicals or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), pesticides, and toxins in your water, soil, air, and food? If so, join environmental activists and groups on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. A Press Conference will be held from noon to 12:45 PM in the Cedar Creek Room in the State House. Press conference Livestream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGriJCR8oAc This livestream will begin at 12 Noon for those unable to attend in person. For those attending in person, please arrive earlier to support legislative advocacy.

The Vermont PFAS/Military Poisons Coalition, Vermont Pesticide & Poison Action Network, Lake Champlain International, Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Friends of Lake Memphremagog, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and other environmental groups and activists will be meeting with legislators and hosting the Press Conference. The focus of this educational and advocacy event is to draw attention to environmental toxins and contaminants that are poisoning water, air, soil, and food in Vermont, as well as endangering the health of humans and other species.

Activists will be exhibiting a wide variety of products that contain PFAS and other toxins. We'll be handing out educational information and speaking to legislators and members of the public about toxins in our environment and what we can and must do to protect ourselves and future generations.

Many thanks to our Hinesburg Representative Phil Pouech for speaking out on local issues to protect our neighbors and all Vermonters from PFAS contamination.

The Coalition has broad legislative demands, asking legislators and government officials to:

1. Ban PFAS as a class of chemicals.

2. End sewage and wastewater overflows.

3. Reduce pesticide use by 50% by 2030.

4. Ban landfills from releasing leachates into our waterways.

5. Ban the use of biosolids on agricultural lands until their use can be shown to be safe.

The Coalition is also advocating for specific bills that have been introduced and that deal with PFAS, pesticides, and toxins. In particular, the environmental groups support S.25, S.197, H.706, and H.48, as well as other environmental bills that are on the docket.

To be part of the January 30th day of education and advocacy in Montpelier,
email Marguerite Adelman at pfasinfo@wilpfus.org

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Vermont State House, State Street, Montpelier, VT
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGriJCR8oAc

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