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Matthew Thurlow Co-Authors Article on EPA Consideration of Strict PFAS Limits

Articles / October 3, 2018

Partner Matthew Thurlow co-authored an article published in Bloomberg Law’s “Environment & Energy Report” on Oct. 3, 2018. The article, “PFAS Challenges Remain at EPA for Wheeler,” reports on the political pressure being applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to formulate new cleanup and drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The article notes that the EPA faces bipartisan calls from Congress to adopt stricter cleanup and drinking water standards for PFAS, although scientific evidence of PFAS health effects is uncertain. Extremely low regulatory limits for PFAS, not supported by science, could impose enormous long-term costs on municipal water users, industry, and state and local agencies while providing no benefit to human health.

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