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Republican AGs Seek Judicial Review of EPA Air Quality Rule

A coalition of 24 Republican AGs, co-led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey and Kentucky AG Russell Coleman, has filed a petition for judicial review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging a new air quality rule introduced by the EPA, which includes a reduction in the annual particulate matter standard…

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Republican AGs Urge End to Pause on Liquified Natural Gas Exports

A group of 22 Republican AGs wrote a letter to President Biden and the Department of Energy criticizing the announcement of a pause on new approvals for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In the letter, the AGs criticize the freeze as unlawful, arguing the Energy Department has no authority to issue blanket denials of…

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West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey Pivots from Gubernatorial Bid to AG Race

West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey announced he is ending his campaign for governor and will instead seek the Republican nomination for state AG. As previously reported, McCuskey was facing a crowded GOP gubernatorial primary field that included current West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey. McCuskey is serving his second term as state Auditor, and previously served…

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Republican and Democratic AGs Duel on Electric Vehicle Standards

The EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for light- and medium-duty highway vehicles received dueling comment letters from a group of 21 Democratic AGs and Democratic officials from five cities and a group of 25 Republican AGs. In their letter, the Republican AGs argue that the proposed rule’s goal to increase the percentage of electric vehicles…

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West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey Launches Gubernatorial Campaign

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor. AG Morrisey has served as West Virginia’s AG since 2012 and mounted an narrowly unsuccessful bid against Sen. Joe Manchin in 2018. The announcement regarding his run for governor highlights his service as AG, including his commitment to fiscal responsibility and…

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