Other environmental groups criticized the agency’s plan, saying it promised future regulatory limits on only a handful of thousands of PFAS chemicals.
“This plan is a complete dud,” said Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “The PFAS crisis is going to get much worse unless there are major course corrections far beyond EPA’s terribly timid plan.”
The Biden administration roadmap is similar to a much-touted EPA PFAS Action Plan released during the Trump administration. The plan had limited short- and long-term goals for PFAS regulation with general timeframes for their completion. The plan met with limited success by the end of the Trump administration.
The roadmap plan relies on actions taken by the executive branch of government, actions that can be undone by future administrations with differing agendas.