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Massachusetts AG Alleges Asbestos Mishandling

Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell filed a lawsuit against Holtec Decommissioning International LLC and Holtec Pilgrim LLC (collectively, “Holtec”) alleging that Holtec violated the state’s Air Act and related regulations by mishandling demolition debris during the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. In the complaint, AG Campbell alleges that Holtec failed to remove asbestos-containing…

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Connecticut AG Latest to Bring Suit Against PFAS Manufacturers

Connecticut AG William Tong filed two lawsuits against 28 chemical manufacturers for alleged violations of state environmental and consumer protection laws related to contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). According to the complaints, the companies allegedly knew of the harms to the environment and human health caused by PFAS, but intentionally concealed those…

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Barclays Suspended from Texas Bond Market Over Lack of ESG Explanation

Texas AG Ken Paxton announced that, “until further notice,” Barclays is no longer permitted to purchase or underwrite public securities, or otherwise be a party to a covered contract relating to the public security, after Barclays indicated it would not respond to requests for information regarding its alleged “net zero” carbon emissions commitments. As stated…

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AGs Give EPA Safer Choice Standard Suggestions

12 Democratic AGs submitted comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed updates to the Safer Choice standard, which is an “informed substitution” program promoting safer product design and green alternatives to hazardous chemicals. The comments’ recommendations include adopting a blanket ban on certifying any products with per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in…

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Allegedly NOx-ious Defeat Devices Prove Costly for Engine Manufacturer

California AG Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) settled with Cummins Inc. to resolve allegations that the engine manufacturer violated California consumer protection laws and the state’s Health and Safety Code by installing illegal defeat devices to bypass vehicle emissions control equipment in diesel engines on certain RAM pickup trucks, leading to…

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