Forest Advocate: Forest Society Supports Legislation to Limit PFAS in New Hampshire

Matt Leahy | January 30, 2024
A bend in the Merrimack river lined with green trees from Stillhouse Forest.

The Merrimack River is a source of drinking water for more than 700,000 people.

The Forest Society joined with our partners (read the letter here) in support of House Bill 1649, legislation that proposes to restricts the use of PFAS in certain consumer products sold in New Hampshire, writing:

"Because reducing the use of PFAS is essential to protecting the health of our communities and our environment, we urge the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee to vote ought to pass on HB 1649."

The House of Representatives Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee held a hearing on the bill on January 9 where the joint support letter was presented. It will hold a work session on the bill on Tuesday, January 31. A vote has not been scheduled yet.