Type: News
Date: 05/09/2024

Gardner Quoted in Indiana Lawyer Article

Taft partner Will Gardner was quoted in the article “Water systems, manufacturers brace for limits on “forever” chemicals,” which was published on May 8 in The Indiana Lawyer. The article details new rules adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals found in drinking water as well as designating certain PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Gardner stated that the impact from PFAS related legislation and regulations varies and that some industries are affected more than others. He specifically mentioned that farmers will be one group impacted because PFAS chemicals sometimes show up in biosolids used as fertilizer. Gardner also noted that the new regulations have sparked discussion with clients from many different industries and companies are taking a closer look at their manufacturing processes and how PFAS chemicals are used.

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Gardner is a partner in Taft’s Environmental practice group. He works with large multinational companies, as well as small and midsize businesses, on environmental compliance and permitting matters. He defends clients involved in environmental enforcement actions, government investigations, and third party lawsuits related to compliance with environmental laws. He also routinely works with private equity firms, lenders, and other parties on M&A and real estate deals and assists those clients in structuring transactions to minimize environmental liabilities and risks.

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