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AG Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Trump Admin. For Suspending Rule That Prevents Dangerous Waste of Natural Gas

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 19, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit today against the Trump Administration over its decision to suspend the Waste Prevention Rule. The Rule went into effect on January 17, 2017 but was illegally suspended by the Trump Administration on December 8, 2017. The Rule requires oil and […]

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AG Becerra Takes Education Secretary DeVos To Court For Withholding Student Loan Debt Relief For Defrauded Corinthian Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 14, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Secretary, Betsy DeVos, for refusing to process debt relief claims submitted by tens of thousands of students who took out federal student loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Corinthian). Students became eligible […]

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AG Xavier Becerra Sues EPA Over Failure to Implement Life-Saving Clean Air Protections

SACRAMENTO December 7, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to designate any areas of the country as having unhealthy levels of smog in excess of federal Clean Air Act requirements. These designations are critical because […]

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In Preparation for Giving Tuesday, Attorney General Becerra Provides Tips To Avoid Fraudsters

SACRAMENTO November 27, 2017 – Ahead of Giving Tuesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today provided tips to Californians on how to avoid becoming the victim of charity scams. The California Attorney General has the primary responsibility for supervising charities and the professional fundraisers who solicit on their behalf. Under Government Code section 12598, the Attorney General may investigate and bring […]

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AG Becerra: DIRECTV Agrees To $9.5 Million Settlement for Violations of California’s Hazardous Waste and Unfair Competition Laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 22, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced a settlement with DIRECTV to resolve allegations that its California facilities unlawfully disposed of large volumes of hazardous waste – including hazardous batteries, electronic devices, and aerosols – and committed additional violations stemming from the […]

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AG Becerra Vows to Defend California’s Reproductive FACT Act in the United States Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2017 – After the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, which challenges the constitutionality of California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today vowed to fight to uphold California’s law, this time before our nation’s […]

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Attorney General Becerra Calls on Trump Administration to Enforce Rule That Prevents Dangerous Waste of Natural Gas

SACRAMENTO November 6, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today called on the Trump Administration to enforce and keep in place the Waste Prevention Rule. The Rule went into effect on January 17, 2017. It requires oil and natural gas producers to cut wasteful leakage of methane on […]

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California Department of Justice Issues Advisory Reminding Gun Retailers That Bump Stocks Are Illegal

SACRAMENTO October 20, 2017 – The California Department of Justice today issued an advisory reminding gun retailers that bump stocks, also known as “multiburst trigger activators” because they accelerate the rapid-fire capacity of a firearm, are illegal in California. Bump stocks reportedly were used in the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. […]

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AG Becerra Sues U.S. Interior Department To Ensure California Receives Its Fair Share from Mineral Extraction Fees on Federal Lands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 17, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, together with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of the Interior for unlawfully repealing a rule that ensures taxpayers and States receive fair value for oil, gas, and coal extracted from public and tribal lands. California […]

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After Attorney General Becerra Sues, Judge Prohibits Valero From Acquiring Northern California Petroleum Terminals

SACRAMENTO October 12, 2017 – Just three months after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra challenged a proposed asset sale that could lead to higher gas prices for consumers in California, a state court has signed a final judgment prohibiting Valero Energy Corporation from acquiring from Plains All American Pipeline the last independent petroleum distribution terminals for 10 […]

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Following Lawsuit by Attorney General Becerra, U.S. District Court Rules that Trump’s Interior Department Broke the Law

SACRAMENTO October 4, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Trump Administration’s Department of the Interior (DOI) illegally delayed the Waste Prevention Rule. Finalized in November 2016, the Waste Prevention Rule provides a much-needed update to […]

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AG Becerra Joins Amicus Brief to Protect Voters From Having Their Names Unlawfully Removed From Voter Registration Lists

SACRAMENTO September 25, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined New York and 11 other states in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court to protect voters from having their names unlawfully removed from lists of registered voters. In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute et al., the Supreme Court will decide whether Ohio’s process for […]

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Attorney General Becerra: Constitution, Rule of Law Barriers to Trump Border Wall

SAN DIEGO September 20, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today challenged the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial Counties. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, on behalf of the people of the State […]

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Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing, AG Becerra Files Opposition to Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 19, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 17 States, today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing the Trump Administration’s effort to impose a travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case on October 10. In the […]