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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studies the possibility of regulating the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water, states, industry and the public are jostling for influence and preparing for potential new liability concerns in M&A and real estate transactions, as well as court fights over site cleanups.
Development on a 1,200-acre tract owned by chemical company BASF Corp. was not possible because of its Superfund designation and state and federal controls during assessment periods in question, the New Jersey Tax Court has ruled.
3M Co. and a group of companies told an Ohio federal court it should toss a suit filed over the potential threats posed by a group of substances called PFAS brought by a man who allegedly wants to represent a class encompassing 99 percent of the country.
When President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to build a wall on the Mexican border Friday he thrust his White House into legal and political fights over the limits of presidential power, experts said, setting up clashes with Congress, advocacy groups and landowners.
The Trump administration beat a border wall lawsuit on Thursday when a federal judge tossed claims that work done by the government near the Rio Grande violated the constitutional rights of a nonprofit that runs a butterfly sanctuary along the river.