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EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

| Environmental Litigation
Remediation struggle The battle to clean up its water supply has kept the city of Newburgh, NY, at high alert for close on a decade. Long contaminated by PFOS and PFOA runoff from nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, this tragic situation highlights the need for effective watershed protection. Back in…Read the article
Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

| Coronavirus
Americans from every state are being told to shelter in place to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens are being told to stay at least 6 feet from everyone else, to stay home as much as possible, wear masks when they have to go in public, and wash their hands many, many times a day. Of…Read the article
PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

| Environmental Litigation
Once toxins like polyfluoroalkyl substances leech into local water supplies, the people who drink the tainted water are not the only ones adversely affected. Mark Schaap, a dairy farmer in New Mexico, became concerned when a local Air Force base advised him and his family not to drink the water. Officials believed that years of PFOA contamination…Read the article
Paul Napoli Appointed Leadership Role in MDL Water Cases

Paul Napoli Appointed Leadership Role in MDL Water Cases

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is proud to announce that Paul J. Napoli has been appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2:18-mn-2873-RMG) by United States District Court Judge Richard Mark Gergel for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division. Mr. Napoli was selected for this role as he…Read the article
Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon Dutchess County and seeks to certify a class to represent all water providers in the State of New York that have been…Read the article
Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

| Environmental Litigation
During a lengthy hearing, members of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee urged the Trump Administration to take firmer action against the “forever chemicals” which pollute drinking water supplies across the country. Once people are exposed to them, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluouroalkyl chemicals remain in the human body almost indefinitely. PFAs are probable carcinogens, and…Read the article
NH Senators Seek Action On Pease Water Contamination

NH Senators Seek Action On Pease Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
With a new boss at the Environmental Protection Agency, New Hampshire Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen hope that the agency will “understand and address the PFAS contamination problem facing the nation.” These lawmakers are especially concerned with the perfluorooctanesulfonic acid contamination around the Pease International Tradeport, which was once Pease Air Force Base. For…Read the article
PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and the Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates have filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by Hyannis, Hyannisport, and West Hyannisport. The class action complaint was filed in the Federal…Read the article
PFOA/PFOS Contamination Case Filed in WA

PFOA/PFOS Contamination Case Filed in WA

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by the residents of Airway Heights and Medical Lake, Washington. The class action complaint was filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern…Read the article