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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:59:04 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Congressmen hold press conference in Horsham [PA] on water contamination"
Congressmen hold press conference in Horsham on water contamination

By Kyle Bagenstose
Bucks County Courier Times )PA_
April 11, 2016 

Lights. Camera. Action?

On Monday morning, Pennsylvania Congressmen Patrick Meehan and Brendan Boyle tried a new approach to bringing attention to the issue of perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water and getting federal authorities to act on the contamination. They invited the media and held a press conference outside the gates of the Horsham Air Guard Station at state Route 611 and County Line Road in Horsham. Each congressman has a piece of Horsham in his congressional district. 

Boyle, D-13, of Philadelphia, drew parallels from the water issue here to Flint, Michigan, where lead contamination in drinking water has drawn national headlines.

“We’re here to talk about what is a very serious issue,” Boyle said. “We have all witnessed the tragedy that has happened in Flint, Michigan. Where people literally have been poisoned by what was coming out of their tap.”

Boyle said he gained additional perspective into the Flint issue from his position on the House Oversight Committee, which questioned the actions of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.


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Lenny Siegel
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