The urgency for decisive and prompt action to treat PFAS in drinking water to below evolving cleanup standards and maximum contaminant levels is now second only to the public health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.  

In this  lead article , John Shea provides a comprehensive review of the development of PFAS regulations in Massachusetts and a look forward at the impact of the increased compliance obligations of municipal boards, public water suppliers and consumers.

From concerns over infectious trash, to an expected shortage of employees, the solid waste industry and regulators are busy piecing together contingency plans to address the impacts of COVID 19. 
Tom Mackie summarizes the latest developments in this  Client Advisory .
Gail Hire researched the archives 
of Senator Carol Amick for 
the legislative history of 
the Water Management Act.
Tom Mackie and Gail Hire are providing legal advice on a series of large scale solar projects in Massachusetts.
John Shea leading EBC Panel at MassDEP's Southeast Regional Office .
Peter Durning moderating an EBC
program on PFAS in Drinking Water.
Follow this  link  for a full run down of all of the  firm's recent activities .
Peter Vetere  joins MSD as an Associate.

Tom Brady may have left Massachusetts for Tampa, but we are bringing fresh talent to help support the home team. Earlier this year we added Peter Vetere to the firm's roster. Pete is a seasoned litigator with strong environmental law training at Vermont Law School and an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from Cornell. 

Thomas M. Menino, the longest serving, beloved Mayor of Boston (1993-2014), had many career accomplishments, some of which are covered in his memoir, 
Mayor for a New America  (2014): his 2011 Climate Action Plan; the 2010 launch of the Innovation District on the South Boston waterfront; the transformation of Beantown to Greentown with zoning LEED construction, tree planting, and recycling initiatives.  
During the current public health crisis associated with the novel coronavirus, Mackie Shea Durning attorneys and staff are working remotely and exercising appropriate precautions pursuant to state and local guidance.  Firm Contact page .

We have also made a contribution to the Greater Boston Food Bank to further their important work of feeding and caring for vulnerable members of our community during this difficult time.
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