EPA Takes on PFAS in Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard

EPA Adopts Updated Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard that Addresses PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants Thursday, January 5, 2023 On December 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule amending its All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Rule to incorporate ASTM International’s E1527-21 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment … Continue reading EPA Takes on PFAS in Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard

Why EPA’s proposal for two ‘forever chemicals’ will be controversial

EPA's set to propose new national drinking water standards for two of the most studied pollutants among the thousands of "forever chemicals." — Read on http://www.statnews.com/2022/12/21/forever-chemicals-pfas-epa-drinking-water/

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Guidance to Clarify its Accidental Release Reporting Rule

By Beeta Lashkari, Eric J. Conn, and Micah Smith Earlier this month, on September 1, 2022, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced the release…U.S. Chemical Safety Board Issues Guidance to Clarify its Accidental Release Reporting Rule

$363 million verdict against Sterigenics in first trial over toxic gas emissions: ‘It’s been a long four years,’ plaintiff says – Chicago Sun-Times

The verdict exceeded the $346 million lawyers for plaintiff Sue Kamuda had asked for in closing arguments Thursday against Sterigenics, parent company Sotera Health and its corporate predecessor Griffith Foods. — Read on chicago.suntimes.com/news/2022/9/19/23356693/sterigenics-trial-verdict-willowbrook-damages-awarded-kamuda

BP Oil Spill Funds in Mississippi Haven’t Created Many Jobs — ProPublica

$53.3 Million. 33 Jobs. No Plan. That’s How Mississippi Lawmakers Are Spending BP Oil Spill Money. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/gulf-coast-restoration-fund-mississippi-jobs

The Supreme Court EPA case could derail greenhouse gas regulation

The Supreme Court might throw a big wrench in the EPA’s attempt to fight climate change Fifteen years after it opened the door to greenhouse gas regulation, the court is poised to close it. — Read on http://www.grid.news/story/science/2022/06/27/the-supreme-court-might-throw-a-big-wrench-in-the-epas-attempt-to-fight-climate-change/

Sacrifice Zones — ProPublica

Polluters are turning neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe in carcinogens. The EPA allows it. We mapped the hot spots. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/series/sacrifice-zones

Watch: Are Businesses Living Up to ESG Requirements? | 2022-02-02 | SupplyChainBrain

A review of how good a job companies are doing in adhering to their promises in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG), with two attorneys from Crowell & Moring LLP: John Brew, covering international trade and product risk management, and Thomas Lorenzen, specializing in environment, natural resources and government affairs. Crowell & Moring … Continue reading Watch: Are Businesses Living Up to ESG Requirements? | 2022-02-02 | SupplyChainBrain

The US cities with the dirtiest (and cleanest) air

(NEXSTAR) – The World Health Organization announced this week that 99% of the world's population breathes poor-quality air, that when inhaled over …The US cities with the dirtiest (and cleanest) air

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Acts on Proposed PFAS Standards – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Acts on Proposed PFAS Standards - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP — Read on http://www.michaelbest.com/Newsroom/282902/Wisconsin-Natural-Resources-Board-Acts-on-Proposed-PFAS-Standards

Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Micah Smith and Beeta Lashkari presented a webinar regarding Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP…Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA PSM & EPA RMP

Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation