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FTC Prevails in Lawsuit over False Energy Savings Claims

A federal District Court awarded the FTC summary judgment in an enforcement action against SPM Thermo-Shield, Inc. and its officers involving allegations that the company violated the FTC Act when it made deceptive claims about the insulating and energy-saving capabilities of its architectural wall-coating products. According to the complaint, Thermo-Shield falsely claimed that its products had…

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AG Coalition Opposes Re-Review of Pipeline Projects Regulation

A bipartisan group of 21 AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Michael Connor expressing opposition to the possible review of Nationwide Permit 12 (“NWP 12”), which governs pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects. Despite that NPW’s term does not expire until 2026, on…

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AG Bonta Secures Appellate Decision Blocking Coastal Fracking in California

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.

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Minnesota AG Ellison Sues Solar Panel Company for Deceptive Sales Tactics

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison has filed a lawsuit against four Utah-based solar panel sales companies, Brio Energy LLC, Bello Solar Energy, Avolta Power, Inc., and Sunny Solar Utah LLC, along with their executives and several lenders who partnered with the companies (“Defendants”), alleging deceptive and fraudulent sales practices in violation of Minnesota consumer fraud statutes.…

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