Jane Luxton’s Testimony Before Congress Receives Substantial Press Coverage
Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2019) – Last week, Washington D.C. Partner Jane C. Luxton testified before the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, along with several other witnesses, at a hearing in regards proposed legislation aimed at regulating perfluorinated chemical substances (PFAS).
Due to the national significance of this issue, the hearing received substantial coverage from a variety of news outlets. Click on the links below to read this coverage (subscription may be required for some sites). You can also watch the full hearing here (Ms. Luxton’s testimony begins at 57:20).
- The Hill – Lawmakers at odds over how to tackle spread of harmful chemicals in water
- The Inquirer (Philly.com) – ‘Nobody should go through what we went through’: Congress discusses water contamination
- The Detroit News – House lawmakers debate regulating PFAS compounds
- Wisconsin Public Radio – US House Committee Holds Hearings on PFAS Risks
- Michigan Live – Congress told to stop PFAS at pollution sources
- Legal NewsLine – House Dems get screening of anti-PFAS movie, seek regulation as trial lawyers and states use litigation
For more information on this topic, see our recently published legal alert “Perfluorinated Chemicals: A Rapidly Evolving Regulatory and Legal Risk Issue for Businesses,” authored by Ms. Luxton and her fellow Washington, D.C. colleagues Partner William Walsh and Associate Amanda Tharpe.