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Republican drive to tilt courts against climate action reaches a crucial moment

A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.
Biden administration halts new drilling in legal fight over climate costs

Biden administration halts new drilling in legal fight over climate costs

The Interior Department is pausing new federal oil and gas leases and permits after a judge blocked the government from weighing the cost of climate damage in decisions.

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Xavier Becerra brings environmental justice to forefront

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services is the first state attorney general to create an environmental justice bureau.
14 Attorneys General demand the EPA undo March enforcement cuts
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14 Attorneys General demand the EPA undo March enforcement cuts

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 13 other state Attorneys General across the nation have sent a letter demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency take back a March 26 memorandum that called for a reduction in civil enforcement of federal environmental laws during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

New York sues Exxon Mobil, saying it deceived shareholders on climate change
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New York sues Exxon Mobil, saying it deceived shareholders on climate change

After an investigation of more than three years, the state's attorney general has sued Exxon Mobil, accusing it of downplaying the risks of global warming to its business.
States greet Trump's new coal rules with lawsuit threats
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States greet Trump's new coal rules with lawsuit threats

Says New York's attorney general: "We will work with our state and local partners to file suit to block it"
Borrowing GOP Playbook, democratic states sue the government and rack up wins
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Borrowing GOP Playbook, democratic states sue the government and rack up wins

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.
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