A&B Insights

The lawyers at Alston & Bird are on the front lines of PFAS litigation, enforcement, and regulation. For years, our attorneys have studied the increasing variety of legal claims in courts across the country alleging PFAS contamination and are respected as thought leaders for companies needing to protect their businesses from risk.

This section includes our team’s various articles, media placements, events, and speaking engagements.

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How PFAS Action Could Complicate Superfund Cleanups

On July 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act — the most comprehensive piece of federal legislation thus far to deal with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

September 7, 2021 | Law360 | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer, Greg Berlin, and Ha Chung

Water Board Issues PFAS Investigative Orders Refineries and Bulk Fuel Storage Terminals

The State Water Resources Control Board issued investigative orders on March 11 to more than 160 refineries and bulk fuel storage terminals in over 30 California counties, requiring environmental investigation and sampling for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This article explores how these recent investigation orders will impact oil refineries, bulk fuel storage, and the larger regulated community.

April 26, 2021 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin

EPA Offers Few Answers in PFAS Disposal Guidance

On Dec. 18, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its interim guidance on the destruction and disposal of PFAS, as directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, and as part of the PFAS Action Plan the EPA released in February 2019. The interim guidance is not binding, and does not set policy. Instead, it provides options for the destruction or disposal of PFAS substances.

February 8, 2021 | Law360 | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Jeff Carlin

California Gets Even More Aggressive on PFAS

California is notorious for having the most stringent body of environmental law in the nation. Thus, it is unsurprising that the state has taken an aggressive approach on regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—the “forever chemicals” that have become the subject of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the nation.

September 23, 2020 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin