Crowell attorneys attended the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) 2024 Policy Conference in Austin, Texas on May 22 and 23. As usual, the conference included receptions and other networking events allowing the Crowell attorneys in attendance to engage with the approximately dozen attorneys general in attendance, as well as a host of their respective staff.Continue Reading State Attorney General Perspectives on Potential State Action Related to Restrictive Policies and EPA Regulations

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  • 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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  • A coalition of twenty-five state attorneys general called on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on car tailpipes, arguing that Congress did not give the EPA authority to restructure the automobile industry.
  • A coalition of twenty-five state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in support of proposed rules entitled, “Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Residential Real Estate Transactions.” The letter expresses support for the regulations which aim to reduce a criminal’s ability to launder money through residential real estate transactions by requiring individuals involved in property closings and settlements to submit reports and retain records on identified non-financed transfers of property to specified legal entities and trusts nationwide.

Continue Reading State AG Blog Updates April 19-25, 2024

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: April 4-17, 2024

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: March 7-March 13, 2024

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: February 29-March 6, 2024