Attorney General Actions
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January 7, 2022
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit against Sugar Camp Energy for polluting nearby water sources with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through its use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam in a coal mine. PFAS, or “forever...
November 24, 2021
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of fifteen attorneys general in sending a letter to the Senate to support provisions addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act...
November 15, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of nineteen attorneys general in sending a letter to the Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee urging the group to pass legislation that will increase public health and environmental...
November 4, 2021
North Carolina AG Announced Lawsuits Against Manufacturers for Toxic Chemical Found in Firefighting Foam
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein brought four lawsuits against 14 manufacturers of firefighting foam, a material containing PFAS chemicals that is regularly used by firefighters and other first responders to help extinguish hard-to-fight fires....
September 17, 2021
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of fifteen attorneys general in submitting comments to the EPA regarding the agency’s proposal to list per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a class...
May 10, 2021
Nineteen AGs Submitted Comments Supporting Expanded Reach of Public Water Systems Rule to PFAS Chemicals
Wisconsin Attorney General Joshua Kaul led a coalition of nineteen attorneys general in submitting comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed update to the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) 5, a rule that would require...
April 6, 2021
Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor filed a lawsuit in state court against 3M, DuPont, Chemours, Arkema and numerous other chemical manufacturers and affiliated companies over contamination of the state's natural resources with per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
January 14, 2021
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November 10, 2020