EPA hints at settlement talks in challenge to PFAS TRI listings

March 17, 2022
EPA says it is “discussing” a possible “resolution” to environmentalists’ suit over its Trump-era framework for listing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which the groups claim allowed industry to take advantage of several improper “loopholes” despite Congress’ intent for a strict reporting mandate. In an unopposed March 3 motion to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, EPA asked -- and quickly received -- an extension of its deadline to respond to...

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