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Attorneys General Sue EPA, Claiming Illegal Delay of Landfill Regulation

June 1, 2018 – Eight state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late Thursday alleging the agency is breaking the law by failing to enforce landfill methane regulations. The regulation at issue is a 2016 guideline developed to help solid waste landfills reduce emissions. While the guideline went into effect… Read more »

Texas and 6 Other States Sue to End DACA

May 1, 2018 – Following through on a months-old promise, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, leading a seven-state coalition against an Obama-era immigration measure that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide from deportation, including more than 120,000 in Texas. Paxton first… Read more »

20 States Seek to Block Obama’s Health Care Law

April 26, 2018 – Twenty Republican-led states are seeking to temporarily invalidate former President Barack Obama’s health care law while their larger lawsuit against it proceeds. In a February suit, Texas and Wisconsin led a coalition arguing that the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional after the Republican-backed tax overhaul eliminated fines for not… Read more »

New York’s Attorney General Launches an Investigation into Crypto

April 17, 2018 – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking to add transparency to the opaque market for digital currency. Schneiderman’s office has sent out letters to 13 cryptocurrency exchange operators on Tuesday as part of his broader crypto fact-finding mission aimed at protecting investors in the nascent market for digital coins. His… Read more »

Democratic Attorneys General Fight Trump Health Care Lawsuit

April 9, 2018 – Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to intervene in the Texas case and defend the law, suggesting… Read more »

Attorneys General Sue EPA, Scott Pruitt Over Pollution Requirements

April 5, 2018 – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and more than a dozen other attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accusing them of ignoring the administration’s duty to control methane emissions. In the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the… Read more »