Wisconsin Groups Lose Bid to Intervene in Business PFAS Lawsuit

Sept. 17, 2021, 9:41 PM

A Wisconsin judge on Friday denied an environmental group’s request to intervene in a business group’s lawsuit challenging the state’s ability to regulate “forever chemicals.”

Midwest Environmental Advocates, representing several groups, doesn’t meet the legal standard for intervention and the state attorney general adequately represents its interests, Circuit Court Judge Micheal Bohren ruled. But he will allow the group to file an amicus brief.

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce in February sued the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, claiming the agency unlawfully added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to a state environmental remediation program’s list of hazardous substances.

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