AG Bonta Joins Coalition Filing Amicus Brief on Scope of Clean Water Act
California AG Rob Bonta joined a coalition of seventeen states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Sackett v. EPA, which urges the Court to extend the protections of the Clean Water Act to certain wetlands.
Election News Roundup
District of Columbia – Brian Schwalb, partner-in-charge of the law firm Venable’s D.C. office, has emerged as the winner of the District’s Democratic primary election for AG.
AG Coalition Opposes Re-Review of Pipeline Projects Regulation
A bipartisan group of 21 AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Michael Connor expressing opposition to the possible review of Nationwide Permit 12 (“NWP 12”), which governs pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects.
Republican AGs Object to SEC Climate Change Reporting Proposal
A Republican group of 24 AGs, led by Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia and Mark Brnovich of Arizona, sent a letter to Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Vanessa Countryman, expressing opposition to the proposed rule entitled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”
South Dakota AG Ravnsborg Convicted, Impeached Following Crash
Following a trial in the state Senate, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg has been convicted on two impeachment charges by vote of greater than 2/3 of the senators and will be automatically removed from office.
AG Healey Settles with Mental Health Provider Over Alleged False Claims
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and the DOJ reached a settlement with outpatient mental health company Pathways of Massachusetts, LLC (“Pathways”) and its former parent company Molina Healthcare, Inc. (“Molina”) to resolve allegations that Pathways submitted fraudulent claims to Massachusetts’ Medicaid program in violation of the federal and Massachusetts False Claims Acts.