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Glyphosate – 2019 Recap & 2020 Looking Ahead

Glyphosate – 2019 Recap & 2020 Looking Ahead

2020 should bring another interesting year in the Roundup Litigation following three prior verdicts based upon claims that Monsanto’s glyphosate containing Roundup weed killer was the cause of plaintiffs developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Bayer, which acquired Monsanto...

White House Action Regarding Proposed PFAS Bill

White House Action Regarding Proposed PFAS Bill

On January 7, 2020, the White House announced its intention to veto the PFAS 2019 Action Plan.  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) are a class of over 4,000 manmade chemicals with unique physical properties that make them water repellant, oil repellant, and...

EPA Takes a Step Forward in PFAS Action Plan

EPA Takes a Step Forward in PFAS Action Plan

On November 25, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) asking the public for input on adding certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to reporting as...

EPA Designates High and Low Priority Chemicals as Part of Toxic Substance Evaluation

EPA Makes Progress on PFAS Action Plan

The EPA has released a proposed Systematic Review Protocol that, when finalized, will be used to conduct toxicity assessments for five of the variations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Protocol is an amalgamation of the procedures and methods that...

EPA’s Methylene Chloride Ban Faces Legal Challenge

EPA’s Methylene Chloride Ban Faces Legal Challenge

A group of public health and environmental advocacy organizations has filed a lawsuit in the Second Circuit challenging the EPA’s partial ban on methylene chloride, a chemical found in paint removal products. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the commercial...

How Technology Is Affecting The Construction Industry

How Technology Is Affecting The Construction Industry

One thing is certain when it comes to the future of the construction industry - change is on the horizon. While the demand for construction is at an all-time high, the workforce is at an all-time low and steadily decreasing. As seasoned tradesman initiate their exit...