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Republican AGs Object to SEC Climate Change Reporting Proposal

A Republican group of 24 AGs, led by Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia and Mark Brnovich of Arizona, sent a letter to Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Vanessa Countryman, expressing opposition to the proposed rule entitled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”

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AG Morrisey Recovers $500,000 from Debt Settlement Attorney

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey has reportedly reached a settlement with California attorney Thomas Moore to resolve allegations that his legal corporation, Moore Legal Center, violated West Virginia’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The complaint, which was filed in March 2020, alleged that Moore Legal Center advertised that it could settle consumer debt for less…

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Republican Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reject New Methane Fees on Oil and Natural Gas Producers

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources urging Congress to reject legislation that would increase fees on oil and natural gas producers. The letter opposes…

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Republican Attorneys General Urge SEC to Refrain from Requiring Additional Climate Change Disclosures

A group of 16 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in response to the SEC’s call for input from the public about updating its rules governing climate change disclosures. The letter argues that that SEC’s authority is limited to mandating…

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Republican AGs Seek Supreme Court Review of Decision Striking Down Trump-Era Clean Energy Rule

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Affordable Clean Energy rule, which did not mandate…

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