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EPA Efforts to Strengthen Air Quality Standards Meet AG Resistance

A 19-state coalition of Republican AGs wrote a letter to the EPA opposing a proposed rule that adjusts the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter (NAAQS) by lowering the annual allowable levels for air pollution particles of certain sizes. In the letter, the AGs assert that the Clean Air Act requires any revisions…

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Multistate AG Coalition Urges EPA Action to Protect Pollinators from Sulfoxaflor Exposure

Thirteen Democratic AGs, who account for 37% of national crop production, sent a comment letter to the EPA urging the agency to place nationwide restrictions on the use of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that is toxic to bees and other pollinators.

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AGs Argue Cryogenic Liquified Ethane is Too Dangerous to Ship by Rail

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) opposing Gas Innovations LNG Refrigerants Inc.’s request for a special permit to ship cryogenic liquified ethane—a highly flammable gas—in rail tank cars from Pennsylvania to undisclosed locations in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Gulf…

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ESG Practices No Longer in the Crosshairs of Arizona AG Office

Arizona AG Kris Mayes announced that Arizona will no longer participate in investigations into financial institutions’ consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when choosing plan investments. Mayes’ announcement is a departure from the policies of her predecessor, former Republican AG Mark Brnovich, who participated in investigations into ESG practices. Mayes, a Democrat who…

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