Recently, the NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced that his office would be suing 14 manufacturers of firefighting foam that contains toxic forever chemicals (also known as PFAS). AG Stein hopes to require the manufacturers to pay for cleaning up the damage and providing safe water treatment systems and wells in polluted areas.
Can you sign our petition below and help us thank Attorney General Stein for his strong action to protect North Carolinians and our environment from these toxic chemicals?
The Attorney General made a strong statement against these toxic forever chemicals in announcing this action:
"These companies made and sold firefighting foam with dangerous forever chemicals to our firefighters, military servicemembers, and first responders, long after they knew or should have known how harmful this foam was," Stein said in the news release. "As a result, forever chemicals have seeped into our soil and groundwater and put people's health at risk – all so these chemical companies could line their pockets. It's wrong." – Durham Herald-Sun
Protecting communities from PFAS pollution will require action and leadership across our state and federal government. Please join us in thanking AG Stein for his bold action and encourage him to continue to protect our communities from forever chemicals.