At Santa Maria Airport, Rep. Carbajal Celebrates Passage of His ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ with New Laws Combating PFAS Contamination at Airports

  • Carbajal Santa Maria Airport

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) traveled to Santa Maria Public Airport to celebrate the passage of his ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ aimed at helping curb the threat of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in communities near regional airports.

The ‘Clean Airport Agenda’ includes Rep. Carbajal’s Pollution-Free Aviation Sites (PFAS) Act, which establishes a grant program to support airports as they replace firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It also contains the Save Our Airports Reporting Act, which requires regular progress reports from federal agencies as airports phase out these ‘forever chemicals.’

Rep. Carbajal’s bills, which were unveiled in September, were signed into law by President Biden earlier this month. The bills were included in the bipartisan aviation policy legislation crafted by Rep. Carbajal and the other members of the House’s Aviation Subcommittee.

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