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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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Energy Company Releases Customers from Astronomical Energy Bills Related to Historic Texas Winter Storm

Texas AG Ken Paxton reached a settlement with bankrupt energy company Griddy Energy, LLC and its parent company (collectively “Griddy”) to resolve allegations stemming from spiking energy prices that Griddy passed on to its consumers during the February 2021 winter storm in Texas, including allegations of false, misleading, and deceptive advertising in violation of the…

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Kansas Attorney General Intervenes in Investigation of Storm-Related Natural Gas Price Spike

The Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”) allowed Kansas AG Derek Schmidt to intervene on behalf of Kansas consumers in KCC’s investigation of Black Hills Energy, Kansas Gas Service Company, and Atmos Energy Corporation over the unusual spike in natural gas prices during February 2021 winter storms, which prompted Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to issue a State of…

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Fuel Delivery Company Allegedly Sold Petroleum Diesel Fuel but Charged for Biodiesel

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with fuel delivery company Diesel Direct, LLC and related individuals (collectively “Diesel Direct”) to resolve allegations that it delivered nonconforming diesel fuel products to state agencies, overcharged state agencies for fuel delivery, and did not fulfill contract diversity requirements in violation of the Massachusetts False Claims Act.

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