• A coalition of 20 state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking the EPA to reverse its ban on the use of formaldehyde under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The Coalition argues that formaldehyde has long been used at safe levels and is needed to protect farmers, livestock, and food.
  • A coalition of 24 state attorneys general filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Biden administration’s regulation of emissions from heavy-duty vehicles under an Environmental Protection Agency rule imposing emissions standards. The coalition argues that the rule would increase company costs and harm supply chains.
  • A coalition of 19 state attorneys general sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Education, asking it to quickly implement its proposed regulations that would provide relief for student loan borrowers by waiving or reducing loan repayments for certain categories of borrowers. The coalition believes that quick relief will have more impact for these borrowers.
  • A coalition of 20 state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s National Environmental Policy Act, which the coalition argues violates the Administrative Procedure Act and increases costs. Specifically, the coalition is concerned that infrastructure projects across the United States will be harmed by regulations on energy sources and non-specific and undefined demands for environmental justice by the administration.

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