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DuPont Reaches $3.35 Million Settlement over Allegations of Environmental Violations at Its Texas Chemical Plant

Texas AG Ken Paxton and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with chemical companies E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and Performance Materials NA, Inc. (collectively “DuPont”) to resolve numerous allegations of violations of hazardous waste, air, and water environmental laws, including the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water…

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Democratic Attorneys General Urge Biden Administration to Consider Full Ramifications of Federal Coal Leasing Program

California AG Rob Bonta, New Mexico AG Hector Balderas, New York AG Letitia James, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) urging it to consider the full social and environmental costs of the federal coal leasing program when making decisions regarding the future of the program.…

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Democratic AGs Seek Stiffer Penalties for CAFE-Standards Violations

A group of 13 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) to restore penalties for automakers that failed to meet corporate average fuel economy (“CAFE”) standards for model years 2019-2021 vehicles. The letter calls on NHTSA to immediately…

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Vermont Attorney General Sues Fossil Fuel Companies over Alleged Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Vermont AG T.J. Donovan filed a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies Exxon Mobil Corporation, Shell Oil Company, Sunoco LP, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, and related companies over allegations that they used deceptive and unfair practices in marketing fossil fuels in violation of Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act.

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Federal Appeals Court Urged to Keep Minnesota’s Climate-Change Suit in State Court

A group of 17 Democratic AGs, led by Washington AG Bob Ferguson, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of Minnesota’s position in Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute et al. that Minnesota’s suit against fossil fuel companies properly belongs in state court. In 2020, Minnesota AG Keith…

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