Jared Hayes provides research, data analysis and event support to the government affairs team. After graduating from college, Hayes volunteered with various Massachusetts-based veterans’ charities as a fundraising events organizer.
The DoD has an obligation to its service members, the families living on bases, and the surrounding communities that have already been contaminated, so they need to clean up their mess.
If DoD officials continue to drag their feet, Congress must act to protect service members and military communities.
Current cleanup funding cannot possibly catch up to rising cleanup obligations.
It’s clear that funding at current levels cannot possibly catch up to rising cleanup obligations.
Thanks to new resources and deadlines, the department has run out of excuses for its failure to protect us from toxic PFAS.
The DOD is facing a ticking cleanup time bomb as funding falls dramatically behind cleanup costs.