Section 8(d) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) had been effectively a dead provision of TSCA for over a decade.
The proposed legislation would demand the EPA to regulate PFOA and PFOS, as well as designate the two compounds as hazardous substances.
Yesterday the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would require EPA to regulate PFAS under every Federal environmental law that might possibly apply.
Part of a family of chemicals known as PFAS, GenX has been linked to liver and blood problems, as well as certain types of cancer. But EPA, tasked with regulating contaminants in drinking water, has no action planned to immediately crack down on the compound.
Earlier this month, EPA circulated a memorandum on “Strengthening Environmental Justice Through Cleanup Enforcement Actions.”
PFAS are a broad category of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured since the 1940s and have been used in a variety of products for their heat- and stain-resistance, including stain- and water-repellant fabrics, nonstick products, paints, lubricants, cleaning products and...
Across the U.S., cities are proposing to remove inner-city highways. Constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, these massive highways razed low-income, Black communities. They also sacrificed land used for housing, parks, and businesses and led to...
Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Earthjustice, and the Center for Progressive Reform released a policy brief estimating the risks posed by natural disasters to Risk Management Program (RMP) facilities and the surrounding communities.
The Suffolk County legislature is currently considering a bill (I.R. 1478-2021) that would provide towns and villages with a greater opportunity to weigh in on certain...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“USEPA”) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (“OECA”) released July 1, 2021 guidance establishing a process on which it will rely upon to advance its’ Environment Justice (“EJ”) goals.
The acting head of the EPA’s enforcement office issued a memorandum on June 21, 2021, that outlines actions to advance the EPA’s environmental justice goals in criminal enforcement matters.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a party’s right to contribution claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) after entering into a settlement arises only when the settlement agreement resolves CERCLA-specific liabilities.
Supplemental environmental projects or “SEPs” are “environmental” projects that a defendant agrees to undertake as part of a negotiated settlement of a federal enforcement action. SEPs have been used as a discretionary vehicle for the government to reduce/affect/mitigate a civil monetary penalty...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The EPA’s bulked-up efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay could serve as a model for water restoration projects in other parts of the country, environmentalists say.
On May 24, the Supreme Court weighed in on an issue that for decades has bedeviled litigants under the CERCLA: When can potentially responsible parties bring a cost recovery action under CERCLA §107, and when must they bring a contribution action under CERCLA § 113?