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Illinois AG Sues Southeast Energy Consultants Alleging Deceptive Marketing of ARES Contracts

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul sued marketing company Southeast Energy Consultants LLC, which acquires customers on behalf of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES), for allegedly deceiving consumers into switching from their public utility companies to more expensive contracts with ARES in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Illinois Telephone…

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Republican AGs Ask Court to Stay Rule Limiting Methane Emissions

A group of 24 Republican AGs and Arizona legislative leaders have filed a motion to stay the EPA’s final rule on Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review. In the motion to stay, the movants argue that the court should…

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Republican AGs Allege Liquified Natural Gas Export Ban Stinks

A group of 16 Republican AGs filed a lawsuit against President Biden and the Department of Energy (DOE) alleging that the ban on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to non-Free-Trade Agreement countries violates the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) and Congressional Review Act, the separation of powers, and the Foreign Commerce Clause. The complaint alleges…

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Democratic AGs Rally in Support of EPA's Methane Rule Against GOP Challenge

A coalition of 20 Democratic AGs filed a motion to intervene in defense of the EPA’s Oil and Gas Methane Rule in a lawsuit filed by 25 Republican AGs who challenge the rule. In their motion, the Democratic AGs assert that the rule effectively updates and enhances air pollutant restrictions for new and modified sources…

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Republican AGs Urge End to Pause on Liquified Natural Gas Exports

A group of 22 Republican AGs wrote a letter to President Biden and the Department of Energy criticizing the announcement of a pause on new approvals for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In the letter, the AGs criticize the freeze as unlawful, arguing the Energy Department has no authority to issue blanket denials of…

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