The Biden administration will work around court ruling by setting new limits on ozone and coal ash to hasten closing of coal plants.
EPA’s dramatic new health advisory for a contentious “forever chemical” is facing a lawsuit from its manufacturer over claims that the agency overstepped its authority in one of its most significant actions around the compounds to date.
There have been some (more) developments with respect to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Some of the recent developments are potentially very significant.
This morning we read that it might take EPA a bit longer than anticipated just a few days ago to bless the new ASTM standard for environmental site assessments.
A bipartisan bill introduced on March 17 by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) would add per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to a federal list of toxic air pollutants.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions to safeguard communities from products containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
Is the long-term trend of declining environmental enforcement activity one that will continue or will we see an uptick in activity? Further, will increased enforcement lead to better environmental protection?
Section 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) immediately added certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals covered by the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) under Section 313...
EPA has developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJScreen.
As the U.S. formulates a national plan to increase the resilience of its critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laid out an action plan to ramp up protections for the water and wastewater sector over the next three months.
On January 10, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) submitted a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) as ”hazardous substances”...
The Environmental Working Group has identified more than 1,500 textile mills that may be releasing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that are responsible for contaminating drinking water across the U.S.
The Biden-Harris administration is quickly establishing new federal environment requirements affecting commercial property owners and managers.
As anticipated, 2021 was an eventful year for the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) at the federal level.
Anne Austin recently joined Industry Insights host Joel Simon to discuss the key considerations and drivers of the Biden administration’s major regulatory initiatives.
Phase I environmental site assessments (“Phase I ESAs”) play an important part in real estate due diligence and can constitute “All Appropriate Inquiry” (“AAI”) under the liability protections afforded by the U.S. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)...
In August, we provided an overview of the recent increase in regulatory and private litigation activity around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), colloquially known as “forever chemicals,” and...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool, EJSCREEN, that can identify EJ communities across the country by address.