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Allor counters Governor’s cuts to PFAS testing at airports

Submitted by on October 10, 2019 – 12:08 amNo Comment

State Representative Sue Allor has introduced a proposal that would restore funding intended to assist local communities with the cost of monitoring PFAS contamination at municipal airports around the state.

The grant program was eliminated from the state budget through a line-item veto by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“Testing and monitoring for PFAS is an expensive and necessary undertaking for local communities, and they shouldn’t be left holding the bag,” Allor said. “This plan would restore grants that allow state and local communities to share the load and ensure the best-possible monitoring of local water supplies.”

When signing budget bills for the fiscal year beginning October 1, Whitmer cut nearly $1 billion in state programs. Among the 147 vetoes was a $15 million grant program intended to offset costs associated with PFAS contamination at municipal airports. Allor’s proposal would restore the funds necessary to administer that program.