Taft partners Phil Comella and Arthur Siegal were quoted in the article “Airport PFAS suit forecasts legal turbulence,” which was published in Politico Pro’s Greenwire on Sept. 25. The article discusses the Michigan Attorney General’s office lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) against the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. It is the first instance of a state directly pursuing a lawsuit against an airport over PFAS and could lead to additional claims.
Comella’s practice focuses on both regulatory counseling and environmental-based litigation. With over three decades of experience in environmental law and a focus on the solid and hazardous waste industry, he regularly counsels owners and operators of landfills, treatment facilities, recycling operations, and waste generators on compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters arising under environmental laws.
Siegal has represented clients for over 35 years, dealing with all aspects of environmental law, including governmental regulations, permitting, and compliance, assisting clients in corporate and real estate acquisitions with assessing and managing liabilities and helping clients obtain brownfield redevelopment incentives.