Type: News
Date: 02/18/2022

Bilott Appearing in New Documentary "Devil Put the Coal in the Ground"

Taft partner Rob Bilott will be appearing in the new documentary “Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,” which focuses on the social, economic, and environmental challenges in West Virginia, particularly in coal mining communities. Bilott will speak on the DuPont chemical contamination situation in Parkersburg. The film will debut publicly at the national Environmental Film Festival in D.C. next month. View the film’s official website and trailers here.

Dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016, Bilott has represented a diverse array of clients, nationwide, who have been harmed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “Forever Chemicals.” His work is the subject of a recent feature film, “Dark Waters,” and the documentary “The Devil We Know,” and is detailed in his book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-year Battle Against DuPont.”

Bilott is a member of Taft’s Environmental, Litigation, and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices and is a board member of Less Cancer and Green Umbrella.

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