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AGs Ask Congress Not to Deflate Inflation Reduction Act

A group of 11 Democratic AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) from budget cuts. In the letter, the AGs argue that cuts to IRA funding could harm programs that help small businesses and agricultural producers convert to renewable energy and undermine support for low- and…

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Quick Guide: AGs to Forever Chemicals Cos: We Want More Money and We Want It Now

Launching off season 3 of State AG Pulse, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu go behind the headlines on a multi-district litigation related to PFAS or “forever chemicals” playing out in district court. Despite a proposed settlement in the range of $10 – $12 billion, AGs are concerned about whether the amount will be sufficient to…

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Virginia AG: Monsanto to Pay $80 Million to Remediate PCB Contamination

Virginia AG Jason Miyares reached an $80 million settlement with Monsanto Co. to resolve allegations that the company’s distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) caused environmental contamination in the state. PCBs are carcinogenic chemical compounds formerly used in industrial and consumer products, which accumulate in natural resources and do not dissolve. Monsanto produced almost all of…

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Contaminating Americans’ Drinking Water? You Might Want to PFASten Your Seatbelt

California AG Rob Bonta, along with three other states and the District of Columbia, filed an amicus letter expressing concerns with 3M’s revised proposed class action settlement with public water suppliers to remediate the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at issue. In the letter, the states expressed concern over the total amount of consideration…

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