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Senate Panel Approves Energy Secretary Nominee, Energy Bills (1)

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Nov. 19 moved along three Trump administration nominees: Dan Brouillette, tapped for Energy Secretary; James Danly, to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Katharine MacGregor, picked as deputy secretary for the Interior Department.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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