Bloomberg Law

PFAS in Pesticides Problem Ensnares States, Small Businesses

by Bloomberg Law | April 30, 2021
“A decision by Maryland to switch mosquito sprays due to “forever chemicals” reveals choices that states and companies are quickly making as they and the EPA tackle a quandary: PFAS in pesticides. Maryland’s Department of Agriculture is pausing plans to use Bayer CropScience LP ...

‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Bayer-Produced Mosquito Killer

by Bloomberg Law | March 25, 2021
“The EPA confirmed Thursday that it’s investigating new data showing a mosquito-killer made by Bayer CropScience LP had high concentrations of two well-known “forever chemicals” that have been linked to health problems. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility ( ...

Understaffed Chemical Safety Board Ripe for Revamp as Probes Lag

by Bloomberg Law | March 15, 2021
“The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is running on fumes. With 80% of its board seats vacant and more than a dozen open investigations, CSB staffers are being asked to take on management responsibilities while the agency is run by Trump administration holdover Katherine Lemos, a self- ...

Sanctions in Lawsuit Over PCBs in California Schools Vacated

by Bloomberg Law | January 22, 2021
“Sanctions imposed on organizations that tested caulk taken from California schools without permission for chemicals known as PCBs should be reconsidered, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday. There are “insufficient grounds” for finding that the testing was done in bad faith, even if ...

EPA Sued for Records Over Delayed Interactive PFAS Data Map

by Bloomberg Law | August 10, 2020
“The Environmental Protection Agency is failing to release records linked to a delayed interactive map for identifying local sources of “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Washington. The EPA said in its per- and polyfluoroalkyl ...