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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): The rising tide of regulation
As the public awareness of PFAS grows, so too are demands on lawmakers and regulators to address the release of PFAS into the environment.
New program to add fees to cover the cost of managing rainwater
The cost of flood damage, the structures to manage or treat the toxicity of the discharges contributing to these floods, and possibly increased storage if precipitation is not naturally stored through absorption.
Know your product: PFAS regulations are coming
PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a wide variety of industries since the 1940s. PFAS are persistent in the environment and in the human body. Because of this persistence, PFAS are often referred to as “Forever Chemicals”.
Born to Run: SCOTUS enables pipeline in New Jersey
OP-ED: The court ruled that as long as federal regulators clear the pipeline project, these interstate pipelines could essentially seize state-owned land without state approval.
Climate risk puts insurers on the hot seat
Insurers should expect increasing pressure to go beyond risk assessment and reporting by taking a more proactive role in reducing carbon emissions.