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Predicting Climate Events With Technology – Advice For Insurers

One of the greatest challenges for insuring against climate risk is the unknown severity of that risk.  Insurers are grappling with the difficult task of tailoring historic risk models to insure against climate events that are increasing in frequency and severity and...
PFAS In Food Packaging To Be Banned In New York

PFAS In Food Packaging To Be Banned In New York

On July 23, 2020, New York took a major step to become the third state in the country to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging.  While not yet signed into law by Governor Cuomo, the New York State Legislature passed legislation (S.8817 and A.4739-C) that bans per- or...

New Hampshire Adopts Aggressive PFAS Drinking Water Bill

New Hampshire Adopts Aggressive PFAS Drinking Water Bill

On July 23, 2020, Governor Sununu of New Hampshire signed into law a bill that sets maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for four types of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The bill also sets aside $50 million in state funds for cleanup of sites...

Glyphosate Litigation Update

Glyphosate Litigation Update

The glyphosate litigation seemingly ended last week with the news that the manufacturer of Roundup had agreed to a $10.9 billion dollar settlement agreement that applied to the majority the pending claims against it across the country (the settlement has not yet been...

PFAS Addressed In Federal Defense Spending Bill

PFAS Addressed In Federal Defense Spending Bill

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) recently passed the annual spending bill for the Department of Defense, which included a number of new requirements to reduce PFAS use and remediate existing sites.  Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) are a...

Michigan Enacts One of Toughest PFAS Drinking Water Limits

Michigan Enacts One of Toughest PFAS Drinking Water Limits

In a bill passed today, beginning on August 3, 2020, Michigan will have one of the strictest PFAS drinking water standards in the country. The rule also goes beyond the traditional PFOA and PFOS limits set by several other states, and sets limits for a total of seven...

New Lancet Study Argues PFAS Act Like Hormone Disruptors

New Lancet Study Argues PFAS Act Like Hormone Disruptors

On July 21, 2020, a new report in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology ("EDCs: time to take action” 21 July 2020, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology) argues the various types of chemicals, including certain PFAS, may be linked to human health problems...

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