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February 14, 2020

States Publish Compilation of PFAs Guidelines and Considerations

Many states, tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress continue to grapple with how best to deal with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) known colloquially as “forever chemicals.”  This week the Environmental Council of States, an association representing state environmental secretaries, published a very helpful compilation of state practices and considerations found here, ECOS […]
September 30, 2017

States Champion Cooperative Federalism as New Environmental Paradigm

Many believe that the best way to maximize the protection of human health and the environment in a time of constrained resources is to elevate State and local agencies to full partners with their federal overseers. Taking full advantage of the expertise developed by such agencies over the forty-plus years since major air, water and […]