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Du Pont Settles Delaware PFAS Contamination Liability Claims for $50 Million

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings reached a settlement with chemical company E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its legacy companies (collectively “du Pont”) to resolve allegations that du Pont’s historic activities caused environmental damage and contamination with per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (“PFAS”), which are associated with increased risk of cancer. PFAS chemicals, also known…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Reinstatement of California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

A group of 16 Republican AGs, led by Ohio AG Dave Yost, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) urging it to not reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which the letter argues is unconstitutional. In the letter, the AGs urge the EPA to maintain the Trump administration’s Safer…

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Six-Alarm Fire in Chemical Plant Results in Environmental Suit

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul sued chemical manufacturer Chemtool Inc. over allegations that a six-alarm fire in its chemical factory resulted in air and water pollution in violation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. The complaint alleges that containers storing over 4 million gallons of crude oil and petroleum products were compromised by the fire in…

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Democratic Attorneys General Support EPA’s Proposed Cap-and-Trade Program for HFCs

A group of 14 Democratic AGs led by Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to support to Agency’s proposed rule under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (“AIM Act”) to use a cap-and-trade system to phase out the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (“HFCs”), potent greenhouse…

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Nonpartisanship and Commitment to Social Justice Mark First In-Person AG Conference Since Pandemic Began

The Attorney General Alliance (“AGA”) held its Annual Meeting in June, 2021. It was the first in-person bipartisan national AG conference since the beginning of the pandemic. Several Cozen O’Connor State AG Group attorneys, including co-chairs Bernie Nash and Lori Kalani, participated in the meeting, and member Mira Baylson spoke at two sessions. As in…

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