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PFAS Definitions Spur Group’s Lawsuit Seeking EPA Documents (1)

April 28, 2022, 8:07 PMUpdated: April 28, 2022, 9:02 PM

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility asked a federal district court Thursday to compel the EPA to turn over agency records that could offer insight into the rationale behind the chemical office’s PFAS definition.

PEER’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint alleges the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to respond within the law’s deadlines to a request for the organization filed in October 2021.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should issue an injunction requiring the EPA to disclose “all wrongfully withheld documents,” the organization said.

PEER is seeking the documents because the chemicals office has adopted “an ...