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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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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 AGs Seek Strict Environmental Review of Proposed Petrochemical Plant

The Democratic AGs of New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) for its reevaluation of the Clean Water Act Section 404 and Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 Permit it issued to Formosa Plastics Corporation (“Formosa”) for its proposed petrochemical…

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FTC Aims to Block Consolidation in the Cement Industry

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint and authorized a suit in federal court to block the acquisition of cement producer Keystone Cement Company (“Keystone”) by rival cement producer Lehigh Cement Company LLC (“Lehigh”) over allegations that the deal would harm regional competition in cement, a key ingredient for concrete production, in violation of the FTC Act and the Clayton Act.

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Water Filtration Retailer Settles Allegations Stemming from 2019 Data Breach

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with online water filtration retailer Filters Fast LLC to resolve allegations that it failed to protect customers’ payment card information in a 2019 data breach in violation of New York’s consumer protection laws.

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