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AGs Give EPA Safer Choice Standard Suggestions

12 Democratic AGs submitted comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed updates to the Safer Choice standard, which is an “informed substitution” program promoting safer product design and green alternatives to hazardous chemicals. The comments’ recommendations include adopting a blanket ban on certifying any products with per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in…

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Fed Up with Fees, AG Mayes Settles with Cox Communications for $13 Million

Arizona AG Kris Mayes settled with Cox Communications Inc. and affiliated entities to resolve allegations that the telecommunications company violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by failing to adequately disclose price increases to customers. The complaint alleged that Cox disguised price increases as “fees” in order to raise the bills of consumers who had contracted…

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Quick Guide: AGs to Forever Chemicals Cos: We Want More Money and We Want It Now

Launching off season 3 of State AG Pulse, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu go behind the headlines on a multi-district litigation related to PFAS or “forever chemicals” playing out in district court. Despite a proposed settlement in the range of $10 – $12 billion, AGs are concerned about whether the amount will be sufficient to…

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Bipartisan Group of AGs Teams Up to GUARD Veterans

A bipartisan coalition of 44 AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders urging the passage of the Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding (GUARD) Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Act, which is intended to hold accountable unaccredited and unregulated actors who target and prey upon veterans applying for federal VA benefits. The letter explains that federal law requires…

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