Congress takes steps to regulate PFAS in water

The House of Representatives this week passed the PFAS Action Act. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know.
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Some of Missouri's largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

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Retired St. James Parish teacher wins global award for pollution fight

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