On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication copy of a Proposed Rule, which will lower the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). PM2.5 refers to PM with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less, which is about 3-5 percent
I am an Associate in Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, where I practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation and regulatory compliance. My litigation experience involves disputes related to chemical contamination and clean-up, federal and state environmental enforcement actions, and local zoning appeals. I work with clients on the clean-up of contaminated properties and helps clients evaluate, manage, and limit environmental risk associated with business and property transactions. My full firm bio can be accessed here.
Recently, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that polyvinyl chloride – more commonly known as PVC or vinyl – should be regulated as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The complaint comes seven years after the Center formally petitioned…