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PFAS Action Act Would Reinforce, Accelerate Current Priorities, Bloomberg Law

May 19, 2021

In this article published by Bloomberg Law, Morgan Lewis partners Stephanie Feingold and Jeremy Esterkin and associates Drew Cleary Jordan and Sarah Carter discuss the key provisions of the PFAS Action Act, a bipartisan bill that directs the Environmental Protection Agency to enact multiple significant regulations related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Among other analysis, the authors pointed out that much of the bill’s practical effect is not necessarily to force the Environmental Protection Agency’s hand. Rather, because many of the deadlines in the legislation would occur before January 2025, the bill would lock in the proposed changes to mitigate regulatory whiplash should the 2024 election result in a change in leadership.

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