Plastics Company Wins Dismissal of Groups’ PFAS Production Case

7 Apr 2023

A federal district court has dismissed environmental groups’ lawsuit claiming a plastics packaging company illegally produced PFAS, while a separate EPA lawsuit making the same allegations proceeds.

[Vermont] Senate approves bill that would ban PFAS from menstrual and cosmetic products, textiles and turf fields

5 Apr 2023

The Vermont Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would regulate manufacturers selling menstrual and cosmetic products that contain PFAS and a list of other chemicals associated with human health problems.

Consumer Fraud PFAS Lawsuits Update: Two Cases Dismissed

31 Mar 2023

While there has been at least one significant settlement in these lawsuits to date, recently two of the lawsuits that we previously reported on related to PFAS consumer fraud allegations were dismissed by separate courts.

EPA Announces New England Virtual Listening Session on PFAS Strategic Roadmap

28 Mar 2023

The U.S. EPA New England Regional Office is announcing an upcoming virtual listening session for New England communities to learn about and share feedback on EPA's PFAS Strategic Roadmap.

EPA Proposes Enforceable Drinking Water Standards For PFAS

24 Mar 2023

Last week EPA released its proposal for the first set of Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) under the Clean Water Act for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Trump appointees interfered to weaken EPA assessment of toxic chemical

23 Mar 2023

Watchdog finds PFBS toxicity value was altered in 2021 report, as scientists say episode part of ‘larger rot at the agency.'

ECHA seeks input on proposed PFAS restriction

22 Mar 2023

The European Chemicals Agency invites interested parties to send in scientific and technical information on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by 25 September 2023.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Report

20 Mar 2023

The NDAA for FY 2021 directs the PFAS ST to identify all currently Federally-funded PFAS research and development; to identify scientific and technological challenges that must be addressed to understand and to significantly reduce the environmental and human health impacts of PFAS.

Pentagon to halt use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS as cleanup costs mount

16 Mar 2023

Battered by years of criticism from U.S. lawmakers and environmental advocates, the Department of Defense will stop purchasing PFAS-containing firefighting foam later this year and phase it out entirely in 2024.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes First-Ever National Standards to Combat PFAS in Drinking Water

15 Mar 2023

Yesterday the Biden-Harris Administration announced new action to protect communities from PFAS pollution.

‘We’re going after’ PFAS exposure, Biden tells firefighters

13 Mar 2023

The president, speaking to a crowd at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference on Monday, listed a series of policy priorities aimed at improving safety and benefits for firefighters.

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers Affected by PFAS

13 Mar 2023

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation led by Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, the Relief for Farmers Hit with PFAS Act, to provide vital assistance to farmers affected by PFAS exposure.  

Blumenthal announces $18 million to fight PFAS contamination in Connecticut

3 Mar 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Connecticut $18 million to fight dangerous chemicals in drinking water.

As EPA continues to move toward identifying PFAS as Hazardous Substances, we continue to put them in the environment. Does that make sense?

3 Mar 2023

Massachusetts State Representative Kate Hogan seems to make a lot of sense when she says, about the continued widespread use of the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS, that "if we don't prevent it, all we're doing is identifying and cleaning up.

PFAS bills clear first hurdle, opposition emerges from coalition of companies

2 Mar 2023

A batch of bills that would limit or ban the use of PFAS chemicals in Minnesota cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.