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Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem

February 26, 2020
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Join us for the next CHE-Alaska call entitled ‘Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem.’ Attorney and author, Robert Bilott, and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, Arlene Blum, will be joining us to discuss their work holding corporations accountable for PFAS contamination and efforts to pressure policy makers to ban and regulate entire classes of toxic chemicals like PFAS. There is a growing body of evidence indicating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread and long-lived in our environment, common in people's bodies, and harmful to our health. This class of "forever chemicals" has few regulations, and those that do exist permit far greater levels of PFAS exposure than current research findings deem safe. We'll also be joined by Pam Miller, the Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, to bring us up to speed on the current state of the PFAS problem in Alaska. 

Featured Speakers

Robert Bilott, environmental attorney and author of the book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont (Atria Books, 2019).

Alene Blum, Founder and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute and Research Associate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley

Pam Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Co-Chair, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

This call will be hosted by the CHE-Alaska Partnership, which is coordinated by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). It will last for 60 minutes and will be recorded for the call and webinar archive.