A lawsuit brought by multiple governmental entities, interest groups and individuals against the EPA in 2020 alleged that the EPA was not enforcing Pennsylvania’s obligations to help reduce pollution flowing to the Chesapeake Bay.
A newly released study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that at least 45% of the nation’s tap water could be contaminated with at least one form of PFAS, unaffectionately known as “forever chemicals.”
Pennsylvania has enacted a statewide drinking water limit on PFAS, two forms of highly toxic chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals.” The rule sets a limit of 14 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanoic acid and 18 parts per trillion for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, and applies to all 3,117 water systems in the Commonwealth.
PA Supreme Court rules that family farms do not have to comply with municipal ordinances that are stricter than state law.
Citizens are expressing their skepticism and outright anger about stormwater fees that are being assessed throughout the Commonwealth.
PFAS chemicals, which historically had been used in products in the U.S., continue to show up in soil and water systems. Various bills are making their way through Congress and Pennsylvania is exploring the idea of setting state-wide health standards for the PFAS.
In 2010 the EQB enacted extensive changes to DEP’s NPDES regulations, now codified at Chapter 92a. Among these changes was a revision to a previous requirement to apply for a new NPDES permit whenever significant changes to influent pollutant loadings-—either the addition of a new pollutant or a substantial increase in an existing pollutant-—was projected to occur. The new regulation, now at § 92a.24(a), is a bit less stringent.
Attorney Paul J. Bruder, Jr. covers what you should do if you suspect your groundwater is contaminated. It is important to immediately stop using the contaminated water and call the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Attorney Paul J. Bruder, Jr. explains how to bring a lawsuit for environmental damages. The first step would be to notice the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and your state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Environmental law covers a wide array of issues that may cause harm to the environment. Attorney Paul J. Bruder, Jr. discusses the environmental issues he assists clients with.
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