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Soaring Number of Airline Complaints Lead AGs to Press Congress for Enforcement Authority

Congress is currently considering the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and could include changes that would allow state AGs to enforce federal aviation consumer protection laws against airlines. Airlines have been exempt from state consumer protection laws since 1978, when Congress passed the Airline Deregulation Act and ensured that the job of establishing, and…

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AGs Join U.S. DOJ in Objecting to JetBlue’s Acquisition of Spirit Airlines

The Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia AGs joined the U.S. DOJ in filing an antitrust lawsuit challenging JetBlue Airways Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines, Inc., arguing the acquisition violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act and should be enjoined.

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AGs Argue Cryogenic Liquified Ethane is Too Dangerous to Ship by Rail

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) opposing Gas Innovations LNG Refrigerants Inc.’s request for a special permit to ship cryogenic liquified ethane—a highly flammable gas—in rail tank cars from Pennsylvania to undisclosed locations in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Gulf…

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AGs Pen Letter in Support of EPA Finding on Dangers of Aircraft Fuel Lead Emissions

A group of 12 AGs wrote a comment letter to the EPA in support of the agency’s proposed finding that lead emissions from aircraft fuel cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare (the “Proposed Endangerment Finding”). In the letter, the AGs provide state-level data for…

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Multistate AG Coalition Asks SCOTUS to Protect State Authority to Regulate Blocked Railroad Crossings

A group of 19 AGs filed an amicus brief in support of Ohio’s petition for writ of certiorari in Ohio v. CSX Transportation, Inc. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal from an Ohio Supreme Court decision holding that an Ohio law limiting how long a train could block a railroad crossing was preempted by federal railway laws.

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