Maryland is among four states taking action to protect school children after the release of "Get the Lead Out," a report by our network partner Environment Research & Policy Center.

The Maryland Legislature passed a bill that allows funding from a “healthy schools” program to be used to get the lead out. In Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock sharpened up a proposal to clean up lead in schools' drinking water. In Texas, State Director Luke Metzger testified at the Legislature for a bill setting strong lead standards for schools. Environment Florida State Director Jennifer Rubiello testified in support of SB 66, a bill that would require the state's schools to install filters to remove lead on outlets used for drinking and cooking. 

"There's no reason why, in 2019, our kids should have to worry about lead in their water at school," said John Rumpler, senior director of our national clean water program. "It's encouraging to see these states doing something about it."

Read the 'Get the Lead Out' report.

Photo: Maryland is among four states taking action to protect school children after our national network's "Get the Lead Out" report. Credit: Duplass/Shutterstock.