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Montana AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging SEC to Allow Full Public Comment on ESG and Climate Investing Rules

In a letter to Secretary of the SEC Vanessa A. Countryman, a coalition of 18 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Commission to extend the timeframe for a minimum of 60 days for public comment on regulations regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and disclosures regarding emissions from businesses’…

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AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging Finding Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

In a letter to President Biden, a bipartisan coalition of 18 AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Biden Administration to declare fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), or urge Congress to do so. Citing the 75,000-plus Americans who have died from fentanyl overdoses in the 12 month period ending in…

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AGs Issue Warning on Merchant Code for Gun Stores

A group of 24 AGs led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen and Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti sent a letter to the CEOs of three major credit card companies, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, expressing their concerns about a merchant category code for firearm stores developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which sets international standards…

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Texas, Missouri, Montana Announce Withdrawal from NAAG

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s office announced via the office’s official Twitter account that Texas, along with Missouri and Montana, have withdrawn from the National Association of Attorneys General. The AGs’ letter announcing the withdrawal, posted along with the tweet, cites the basis of the move as NAAG’s alleged “leftward shift over the past half decade…

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AGs Call for Reconsideration of Keystone Pipeline Permit

Montana AG Austin Knudsen led a coalition of sixteen AGs calling on President Biden to reconsider his administration’s revocation of President Trump’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, reiterating that the decision continues to cause irreparable harm to Americans by displacing thousands of workers, increasing the country’s reliance on energy produced in Russia and the Middle East, and causing a decline in economic activity and opportunity.

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