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VW Diesel Judge Breyer Declines to Step Away From Opt-Outs’ Case

Judge Charles R. Breyer’s role in shaping and approving a $10 billion settlement of consumers’ claims against Volkswagen AG over diesel emissions software in federal court in California doesn’t create the appearance of bias in an upcoming trial involving 10 car owners who opted out of that deal, the judge said Friday.

Endangered Jumping Mouse Needs Habitat Protection, Lawsuit Says

The Trump administration must better protect the critically endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse by further safeguarding its habitat in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, two conservation groups claim in a new lawsuit in the District of Arizona.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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