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Agencies Gearing Up to Address Risks Posed by PFAS Contamination

PFAS—a class of chemical substances commonly used in a wide range of products—are drawing increased scrutiny from regulators.  Businesses and municipalities should closely follow these developments, as they create both…

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EPA Adjusts Statutory Civil Penalties for Inflation

On January 8, the Environmental Protection Agency published its statutory civil penalties, adjusted for inflation.  83 FR 1190.  The adjustment was required by the  Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements…

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EPA Sued for Failing to Evaluate Renewable Fuel Standard Program

On October 19, the Sierra Club filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that the agency is years overdue in complying with statutory deadlines for evaluating the environmental impacts…

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Should a Contractor Who Cut Trees at a Federal Official’s Direction Be Liable If the Official Was Wrong?

March 3, 2016 – A contractor who cuts trees based on a federal official’s mistaken instructions can be liable for damages, under a hyper-technical Massachusetts Appeals Court decision about the…

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