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Congressional Efforts to Combat New Street Drug Threat Earn Bipartisan AG Support

A bipartisan coalition of 39 AGs sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging the swift passage of the Combatting Illicit Xylazine Act, which would provide resources to fight the recent uptick in overdoses and deaths caused by use of the street drug. Xylazine is manufactured for use as a non-opioid veterinary tranquilizer for large animals,…

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Republican AGs Warn Financial Institutions Against Inconsistent ESG Voting

A coalition of 23 Republican AGs sent a letter to the chief executives of several financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, urging them to ensure that their votes on ESG issues as asset managers for other companies were not inconsistent with their own boards’ reasoning in recent votes to reject the implementation of ESG proposals. In…

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AG Coalition Sues Telecom Provider for Facilitating Illegal Robocalls

A group of 49 AGs filed a lawsuit against Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., dba Avid Telecom, and two affiliated individuals, for allegedly violating the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and state consumer protection laws by initiating and facilitating 7.5 billion illegal robocalls to individuals on the Do Not…

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Republican AGs Attempt to Block BlackRock’s Alleged Promotion of ESG Policies

A group of 17 Republican AGs filed a motion to intervene in connection with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) issuance of a three-year blanket authorization allowing BlackRock Inc. to buy more than $10 million in utility companies. The AGs raise concern about whether the federal regulator should prioritize ensuring that the asset manager refrains…

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Democratic AGs Urge EPA and NOAA to Increase Efforts to Fight Plastic Microfiber Pollution

A group of 16 Democratic sent a letter to the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) urging them to develop a more robust national response to the problem of microfibers in the environment. Microfibers are strands shed from synthetic clothing during laundering and are the most common type of microplastics pollution in…

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