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EPA Defends Delay of Trump-Era Lead and Copper Rule for Water

The Environmental Protection Agency’s nine month delay of the Trump administration’s revised drinking water regulations for lead and copper didn’t harm Arizona, Louisiana, and three other states, and the decision was reasonable, the agency told the D.C. Circuit.

Guardrail Maker Lindsay Settles Highway Fatality Lawsuit

Lindsay Corp. has settled claims that one of its guardrail end-caps failed to telescope backward when a 17-year-old driver struck it, causing her death, according to a mediation report filed mid-trial in federal court in Tennessee.

Bayer’s $39 Million Deal in Roundup Label Suit Survives Appeal

Bayer‘s $39.55 million settlement to resolve class claims over allegedly misleading Roundup labeling remains intact after the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday rejected arguments that the deal didn’t go far enough to benefit class members.

Sanofi Says Taxotere Eye Injury Suits Meritless, Preempted

Sanofi US Services Inc. urged a federal court in Louisiana to throw out suits challenging the warning on its breast cancer drug Taxotere, saying the label addressed the eye-injury side effect alleged in the litigation, and federal law preempts the claims.

Two Chemical Safety Duties Vie for Limited Time, EPA Says (1)

The EPA’s duty to issue rules limiting people’s exposure to risky chemicals is competing with its obligation to make sure those regulations protect people who are highly exposed to them, the agency’s top chemicals official said Wednesday.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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