“The overwhelming percentage of sites that “may be handling PFAS” in Colorado (around 86%) are associated with the oil and gas industry. The number of oil and gas sites listed, around 18,000, dwarf the next most frequent industry, waste management, accounting for less than a thousand sites,” a PEER press release states.
The data comes as the EPA launches a new effort to regulate the chemicals. But PEER attorney Monica Mercola says the Biden administration’s actions fall far short.
“It doesn’t do as much as it should to protect human health,” she said. “And this is the government’s job. And I mean, to be blunt, you know, the government is failing us.”