A Republican group of 24 AGs, led by Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia and Mark Brnovich of Arizona, sent a letter to Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Vanessa Countryman, expressing opposition to the proposed rule entitled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”
California AG Rob Bonta joined a coalition of seventeen states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Sackett v. EPA, which urges the Court to extend the protections of the Clean Water Act to certain wetlands.
Connecticut AG William Tong sued Reynold Consumer Products, Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (collectively “Reynolds”), maker of Hefty brand trash bags, over allegations that Reynolds falsely and deceptively marketed Hefty trash bags as “Recycling Bags” despite knowledge that their bags were incompatible with Connecticut recycling facilities, in violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.
California AG Rob Bonta, along with a coalition of environmental groups and the California Coastal Commission, secured a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that the decision by agencies within the Department of Interior to allow fracking off the California coast violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act.
A coalition of AGs from 17 Republican states filed a Petition for Review in the District of Columbia Circuit of the EPA’s reinstatement of California’s ability to independently set emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. The Petition alleges that EPA Administrator Michal Regan violated the Constitution’s doctrine of equal sovereignty by giving California an…