Michigan judge sides with 3M, invalidates PFAS cleanup rules

November 17, 2022

Read the full article by Garret Ellison (MLive)

"The state of Michigan did not follow proper administrative procedure when setting groundwater cleanup standards for PFAS chemicals, according to a judicial order which invalidated those rules this week but did not immediately prohibit their continued usage.

In a 20-page Nov. 15 order, Court of Claims Judge Brock Swartzle sided with 3M Corp., agreeing that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration violated administrative procedure by failing to properly account for certain business costs while setting groundwater cleanup rules in late 2020.

Swartzle invalidated the rules, but, citing their public benefit and expected standard-setting at the federal level, paused that effect pending the outcome of appeals."