The Devil They Knew – PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 2:00pm

Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515


The hearing will examine the history of the science behind the health risks associated with PFAS chemicals; what corporations knew about this science and when they knew it; the current levels of PFAS chemical contamination in the United States; and industry efforts to clean up contaminated sites. The Subcommittee also plans to highlight the steps both Democratic and Republican state governments are currently taking to regulate PFAS chemicals and hold corporate polluters accountable.

Panel One

Bucky Bailey
Affected Resident and Activist Parkersburg, West Virginia

Emily Donovan
Co-Founder Clean Cape Fear

Sandy Wynn-Stelt
Affected Resident and Activist Belmont, Michigan

Panel Two

Dr. Jamie C.
DeWitt Associate Professor Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University

Glenn Evers
President IS2 Consulting Former Research Scientist, DuPont

Catherine R McCabe
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Robert R. Scott
Commissioner New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Steve Sliver
Executive Director Michigan PFAS Action Response Team Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Jane C. Luxton (minority witness)
Partner Co-Chair of the Environmental and Administrative Law Practice Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP