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Alliance Seeks To Back New Hampshire’s Challenge To PFAS Rule Injunction

Environmentalists are seeking to intervene in state court litigation that threatens to stall New Hampshire’s landmark drinking water and groundwater standards for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with the advocates attempting to bolster the state’s case to permit the rules to remain in effect during interlocutory appeal.

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EPA rejects industry bid to extend comment period on TRI PFAS plan

The agency is rejecting the waste treatment industry’s request to extend by 60 days the deadline for input on potentially adding PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

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Judge Rejects PFAS Monitoring Case Over Lack Of ‘Hazardous’ Designation

A federal judge has granted the Navy’s request to dismiss a landmark citizen suit seeking payment for medical monitoring to detect health concerns that may develop after exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), finding that regulators’ failure to designate the chemicals as “hazardous substances” precluded the plaintiffs from filing suit under state law.

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Council adds brownfields, mining projects to fast-track permitting process

Environmentalists say the action is unlawful because it did not allow for public comment.

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Industry groups eye national recycling standards

A newly formed coalition plans to develop a public policy framework to guide more uniform approaches to recycling, citing a “packaging and plastic waste crisis” exacerbated by thousands of recycling systems.

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Community Groups Step Up Push On EPA To Regulate PFAS Under RCRA

Community groups are petitioning EPA to list dozens of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous wastes” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the second such effort in the past few months aimed at subjecting materials containing the chemicals to the law’s strict cradle-to-grave regulatory system.

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Michigan sues PFAS manufacturers for contamination damages

The state is suing manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), joining a handful of other states in seeking damages and injury allegedly caused by contamination from the substances.

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Environmentalists Warn DOD To Comply With New PFAS Disposal Mandates

Weeks after policymakers enacted new limits on the Defense Department’s (DOD) incineration of materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), environmentalists are suggesting they may sue the department in an effort to force it to comply with the new mandates.

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PFAS Bill Clears House In Bipartisan Vote But Still Faces GOP Obstacles

With the support of two dozen Republicans, the House has approved legislation that would regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in air, water and other media, though the bill continues to face stiff opposition from top congressional Republicans and the White House, stymieing its future prospects.

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Buttigieg Targets PFAS Cleanup, Lead Removal In Infrastructure Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, IN, is pledging to boost funding for water infrastructure if elected, including targeting funds toward preventing and addressing contamination from perfluorinated chemicals, reducing lead in drinking water and boosting resiliency to climate change.

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