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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New Study Finds PFOA Is Carcinogenic: What Are the California Proposition 65 Implications?

State attorneys general are criticizing the EPA for not taking a stronger A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may result in the listing of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – one of the most widely produced compounds of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – as a carcinogen under California’s Proposition 65. This article explores what a Prop65 listing could mean for the explosion of PFAS-related litigation throughout the country.

July 24, 2020 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin

INSIGHT: States Urge EPA to be More Aggressive on PFAS Under TSCA

State attorneys general are criticizing the EPA for not taking a stronger stance on review and regulation of new uses for PFAS “forever” chemicals. This article explores the issue and suggests ways to strengthen the agency’s supplemental proposal for a new rule under the Toxic Substance Control Act.

May 27, 2020 | Bloomberg Law | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin

INSIGHT: Congress Confronts PFAS in National Defense Authorization Act–What You Need to Know

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and forthcoming regulatory action by the Environmental Protection Agency will directly impact industries that manufacture, process, or utilize PFAS chemicals. This article looks at the recent EPA actions and what to expect in the future for these forever chemicals.

March 20, 2020 | Bloomberg Law | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin

California Takes the Lead in Regulating PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

California finds itself once again taking the lead by setting regulatory standards stricter than the rest of the nation. At issue is the nearly ubiquitous presence of certain PFAS chemicals in drinking water, a problem being addressed to varying degrees by many states and federal regulators.

February 24, 2020 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Peter Masaitis