Managing the Forever Problem: Rapidly-Evolving Developments in the Regulation of PFAS | The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® 2023

October 20, 2023 at 11:00am12:30pm
Pete Nyquist
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Pete Nyquist, CLA Advisor and chair of the firm's environmental practice, will moderate the panel "Managing the Forever Problem: Rapidly-Evolving Developments in the Regulation of PFAS" at The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®. The panel is scheduled to take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023.

This panel will address recent and forthcoming federal and California regulatory oversight of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—known as PFAS or “forever chemicals.” PFAS substances have been utilized for decades in common products like cookware, food packaging, apparel and furniture. But concerns regarding potential health dangers has mobilized significant public and political scrutiny and action. This expert panel will provide an overview and discuss implications of several major developments, including USEPA’s proposed listing of certain PFAS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA, the State’s pending efforts to establish drinking water standards for PFAS, the Attorney General’s precedential lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers, and various related considerations for environmental practitioners, including:  environmental diligence and risk assessment considerations, the potential for “reopeners” of Superfund and closed regulatory sites, and for new cost recovery or property damage litigation.

Greenberg Glusker is pleased to sponsor Yosemite® again this year. The conference is presented by the Environmental Law section of the California Lawyers Association and is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law.

We hope you will join attorneys from Greenberg Glusker's Environmental Law Group, along with many of the nation’s top environmental officials, lawyers and other professionals in the spectacular setting of Yosemite from October 19-22, 2023.