Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.


Tom Sexton (Chair)

Committee Updates

Possibility of Cyber-Attacks on U.S. Water Systems

(NY Times, 3/15/18) On March 15, the Trump Administration accused Russia of creating a series of cyber-attacks on American and European water and electric systems, as well as nuclear power plants. These cyber-attacks could sabotage or shut off the plants—and are seen by US officials and private firms as a signal Russia could disrupt our […]

EPA to Convene National Leadership Summit to Take Action on PFAS

from EPA.gov: 03/19/2018 Contact Information: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON — Today, in a letter sent to governors of 56 states and territories, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to host a National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. to take action on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS is a category of man-made […]

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Committing Over $1.4 Billion to Climate Change, Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, March 15, 2018 Projects Will Continue the Baker-Polito Administration’s Strong Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship SCITUATE – Governor Baker today filed An Act Promoting Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental and Natural Resource Protection, and Investment in Recreational Assets and […]

Federal Infrastructure Plan Details Developing

from Paintsquare.com: President Donald J. Trump announced in his first State of the Union address Tuesday (Jan. 30) that he would push Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package—even larger than the $1 trillion that the administration had been promising—and would work to eliminate delays from regulatory processes. The infrastructure section of the speech […]