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Multistate AG Coalition Files Brief in D.C. Circuit to Support Vacating EPA Vehicle Emissions Standards

A group of 16 AGs filed a brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals arguing that the EPA did not have the authority to promulgate substantially more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicle carbon dioxide emissions. The AGs—all Republicans—petitioned the Court to vacate the EPA’s “Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle…

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AG Bonta Secures $25 Million Settlement with Bosch for Alleged Role in Diesel Emissions Scandal

California AG Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have reached a settlement with German multinational engineering electronics company Robert Bosch LLC and its parent company (collectively, “Bosch”) to resolve allegations related to the company’s role in the recent diesel emissions scandals at automobile manufacturers Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler. The complaint alleged that…

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AG Bonta Sends Letters to Plastic Bag Manufacturers Demanding Substantiation of Recyclability Claims

California AG Rob Bonta sent letters to six manufacturers of plastic bags demanding that they substantiate express and implied claims that their reusable plastic bags are recyclable, as well as certified claims that the bags are “recyclable in the state” of California.

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Montana AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging SEC to Allow Full Public Comment on ESG and Climate Investing Rules

In a letter to Secretary of the SEC Vanessa A. Countryman, a coalition of 18 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Commission to extend the timeframe for a minimum of 60 days for public comment on regulations regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and disclosures regarding emissions from businesses’…

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AGs Advocate for Enhanced Chemical Accident Prevention Regulations

A multistate coalition of 20 AGs and the County Attorney of Harris County, Texas, issued comments on the EPA’s proposed rule titled “Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention.” The proposed rule would strengthen the EPA’s RISK Management Program (RMP) regulations relating to chemical accidents under the Clean Air Act.

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