Jessica Deyoe

New York Ban On PFAS In Food Packaging Is Now Law

New York Ban On PFAS In Food Packaging Is Now Law

In August 2020, we flagged that New York took a significant step in becoming the third state in the country to ban the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging. At the time, the legislation (S.8817 and A.4739-C) was passed by the New York...

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Wisconsin PFAS Sampling Requested

Wisconsin PFAS Sampling Requested

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has asked Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc., to expand its sampling of fish for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This decision was prompted by initial sampling in privately-owned ponds near...

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North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

On October 13, 2020, a significant North Carolina PFAS lawsuit was filed by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed suit against DuPont and Chemours for the discharge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from Fayetteville Works. The complaint alleges...

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PFAS National Class Action Clock Is Ticking

PFAS National Class Action Clock Is Ticking

Plaintiff’s counsel in Hardwick v. 3M filed a motion on July 31, 2020 seeking an order certifying a nationwide class in a suit against several PFAS manufacturers. If the class is approved, this will be the most significant PFAS case to date for numerous reasons...

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EPA Takes Major Step Forward In PFAS Action Plan

EPA Takes Major Step Forward In PFAS Action Plan

In the midst of the pandemic, the EPA continues to take steps forward included in its February 2019 PFAS Action Plan to address short-term and long-term plans for regulating and tracking PFAS. On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was...

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