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Democratic AGs Step in to Support EPA’s Air Quality Rule Amid Republican Opposition

A coalition of 17 Democratic AGs and the City of New York, led by California AG Rob Bonta, has intervened to defend the EPA’s final rule entitled, “Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter”(Final Rule) against a lawsuit from 24 Republican AGs in the US Court of Appeals for the District of…

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AG Bonta Applauds FCC’s Proposed Renewed Net Neutrality Protections

California AG Rob Bonta issued a statement applauding an announcement by the FCC detailing plans to reestablish federal net neutrality protections. The FCC’s draft order would reclassify broadband Internet access service in a way that would provide the FCC additional regulatory authority; reinstate certain rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, or engaging in paid or affiliated…

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Troubled Waters for EPA Proposed Rule Impacting Meat and Poultry Industry

A group of 27 Republican AGs and a group of six Democratic AGs submitted dueling comment letters regarding the EPA’s proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source Category, which would extend the agency’s authority to regulate meat and poultry facilities’ indirect discharge of wastewater,…

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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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Democrat AGs to SCOTUS: Don’t Ghost the ATF’s Rule on Ghost Guns

A coalition of 20 Democratic AGs has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the federal government’s request for review of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Garland v VanDerStok, which invalidated an ATF “ghost gun” regulation. In their brief, the AGs request that the Supreme Court…

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