Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm. Online.
Sierra Cape Cod’s virtual speaker series continues with a talk by Massachusetts Senator Julian Cyr addressing the intent and impact of “An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS,” the proposed legislation he co-authored after leading a state-chartered commission. This event is free and open to all, and time will be reserved for audience Q&A.
Bill S.1356 / H.2197 “An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS” was introduced by Sen. Cyr in the Senate and Rep. Kate Horgan in the House. It sets deadlines for the phaseout of PFAS in consumer products sold in Massachusetts and establishes a trust fund to help communities address contamination in soil, groundwater, and drinking water. Sierra Club’s Massachusetts Chapter strongly supports this bill.
Senator Cyr, a native Cape Codder and community advocate since high school, has been working to improve public health throughout his professional career. Now in his fourth term representing the Cape & Islands District, Julian chairs the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health and provides leadership on mental health, diversity, equity, housing, climate change, and water quality issues.
As part of the Massachusetts Chapter, Sierra Cape Cod represents members and supporters in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties. For information, visit the Sierra Cape Cod website.