Democrats’ Hill Control Seen Boosting Outlook For CERCLA Action On PFAS

January 12, 2021
Upcoming Democratic control of the Senate after last week’s elections in Georgia is expected to bolster lawmakers’ efforts to require EPA to designate various per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Superfund law, though any Senate review could renew debate on liability carveouts for some affected sectors. “With a majority now in both the House and Senate, Democrats may have a much easier pathway to have the [PFAS] legislation enacted than under the Trump administration,” John Gardella,...

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