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California attorney general: EPA shirking Clean Air Act duties

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a lawsuit Dec. 7 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s alleged failure to designate certain areas across the nation as having too much smog.

National Association of Wheat Growers, others allege California's Prop 65 violates 14th Amendment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Several agricultural associations are challenging California's Proposition 65, which would label glyphosate as a carcinogen.

California secures $8.9 million settlement with DirecTV after hazardous waste allegations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Nov. 22 that DIRECTV has agreed to pay $8.9 million to settle allegations that it has disposed of large volumes of hazardous waste at facilities in the state.

California to receive $7 million of nationwide settlement with General Motors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Oct. 19 that General Motors Company (GM) will pay $120 million after allegations it hid safety issues for defective ignition switches in its vehicles. The settlement involves 49 states and the District of Columbia and California will receive $7 million.

California accuses administration of failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the Trump administration, alleging failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

California, New Mexico allege Interior Department illegally repealed Valuation Rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the U.S. Department of Interior, alleging it illegally repealed the Valuation Rule.

California seeks to force federal government to pay October insurance subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a motion Oct. 18 to force the government to continue paying insurance subsidies that millions of Americans use to help lower out-of-pocket medical costs.

Gatorade's settlement over anti-water videogame could be problem for comparative advertising

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A videogame promoted by Gatorade encouraged users to pass up water in favor of its product, but the company's settlement with a state prosecutor could be a sign that companies should avoid similar marketing.

California attorney general leads coalition against Trump's bid to repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 28 that he and eight other attorneys general submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers opposing the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

California joins coalition supporting legal right of workers to join in collective action waivers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 16 that he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of workers to take collective action.

California attorney general opposes FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 17 that he opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to repeal net neutrality rules.

California targets Trump administration's delay in implementing Waste Prevention Rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 5 that he has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging an illegal delay in implementing the Waste Prevention Rule.

California alleges Department of Education unlawfully delayed implementation of regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 6 that he has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Becerra alleges the DOE is unlawfully delaying a regulation that would protect students from deceptive practices and fraud.

California attorney general urges U.S. Senate to oppose Regulatory Accountability Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 28 that he has drafted a letter urging U.S. Senate leaders to oppose legislation that would halt the federal regulatory process and obstruct the implementation of laws aimed at protecting consumers from predatory companies, toxic chemicals and more.

California objects to EPA administrator's decision to deny ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 6 that he has joined with the attorneys general of New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maine, Maryland and Vermont in submitting legal objections to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to drop a proposed ban on chlorpyrifos.

California urges U.S. to act on student loan relief requests in Corinthians case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 5 that he has urged the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to act quickly on requests for student loan relief for students victimized by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

California urges Trump administration to close so-called 'bomb train' loophole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 25 that he has urged the Trump administration to close a loophole that allows highly flammable, highly explosive crude oil to be shipped by freight rail via so-called “bomb trains” through communities in California.

California challenges Energy Department's delay in enforcing energy efficiency standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 3 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in opposing the U.S. Department of Energy’s delay in enforcing several energy efficiency standards.

California participates in multistate settlement with Western Union

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 12 a multistate settlement with Western Union that resolves allegations that third parties were using the service to defraud consumers.

California urges EPA not to withdraw information collection request for oil companies' methane emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 3 that he has joined eight attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.