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AG Bonta Leads Coalition in Urging EPA to Strengthen Regulation of Heavy-Duty Trucks

OAKLAND, May 16, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose stronger regulations to address nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and other harmful pollutants from heavy-duty trucks. NOx, a smog-forming pollutant that exacerbates asthma and other health problems, has outsized impacts on communities of color and […]

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AG Bonta Issues Statement on Dismissal of Murder Charge Against Adora Perez for Loss of Pregnancy

OAKLAND, May 9, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on the Kings County District Attorney’s decision to dismiss the criminal charge against Adora Perez for the loss of her pregnancy: “With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, the dismissal of the murder charge against Adora Perez is a […]

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AG Bonta Files Lawsuit Against Postal Service for Faulty Environmental Review Used to Justify Purchase of New Gas-Powered Vehicle Fleet

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, co-leading a multistate coalition, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Acquisition program. The Postal Service has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, consisting of over 212,000 vehicles, many of which are near the end […]

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Attorney General Bonta Defends State Housing Density Law

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed a brief in defense of Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which allows local governments to rezone certain neighborhoods for denser housing, irrespective of local restrictions. SB 10 was part of a package of bills passed by the Legislature last year to alleviate California’s housing crisis. Following its passage, a Los Angeles-based […]

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AG Bonta Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Sacramento on Sunday: “My heart aches for the families devastated by this morning’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento. As the investigation continues, my office is closely monitoring and has reached out to the Sacramento Police Department to offer assistance with this investigation. I also urge the […]

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AG Bonta Warns Refineries Against Market Manipulation as Gas Prices Continue to Rise

OAKLAND, March 18, 2022– As gas prices in California continue to rise precipitously, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today sent a letter to refineries active in the California market warning them against illegal market manipulation and other violations of state antitrust laws. While gas prices reflect a number of factors, too often, market disruption creates opportunity for market manipulation. In the letter, […]

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AG Bonta, Governor Newsom, CARB Lead Coalition in Defense of Federal GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

OAKLAND, March 8,  2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today, leading a coalition of 23 attorneys general and six cities and counties, filed a motion to intervene in defense of federal greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for light-duty vehicles. The transportation sector accounts for nearly one-third of all GHG […]

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AG Bonta: We Are One Step Closer to Bringing Billions of Dollars to California to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

OAKLAND, January 26, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today marked an important milestone in the work to bring desperately needed relief to people across California and the nation who are struggling with opioid addiction. The Attorney General announced that over 90% of eligible California cities and counties have signed on to a historic $26 […]

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AG Bonta Announces Lifetime Ban Against ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli for Masterminding the Illegal Monopoly of a Life-Saving Medication

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), secured a court order instituting a lifetime ban against Martin Shkreli, the mastermind of a scheme to stifle competition of the lifesaving drug Daraprim. Attorney General Bonta applauded the decision today by a federal district court in New York to permanently ban Shkreli, also known […]

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AG Bonta Takes Legal Action Against Sham Health Care Sharing Ministry

OAKLAND, January 12, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a lawsuit against The Aliera Companies (Aliera) and the Moses family – the family that founded Sharity Ministries, Inc. (formerly called Trinity Healthshare, Inc.), a nonprofit corporation that purported to be a health care sharing ministry (HCSM). Aliera, a for-profit corporation, created, operated, […]

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On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, AG Bonta Highlights Resources to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

OAKLAND – As part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today highlighted resources available to businesses and members of the public to help combat human trafficking and support survivors. California law requires certain businesses and establishments to post notices that provide information and resources for survivors and the public regarding human […]

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AG Bonta: Fiduciaries of Employee Retirement Plans Should Be Allowed to Consider Climate Change, Other ESG Factors in Investment Decisions

OAKLAND, December 13, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, leading a multistate coalition, urged the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to finalize rules clarifying that fiduciaries of private-sector employee retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, can consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions. Fiduciaries — including investment managers — are […]

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AG Bonta Secures Victory in Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Large-Capacity Magazines

OAKLAND November 30, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta applauded a decision by an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case that challenged the state’s ban on the acquisition and possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs). In a 7-4 decision in Duncan v. Bonta, the Court reversed a district court ruling, and […]

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AG Bonta Urges FCC to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Illegal Robocallers From Shielding Their Identity

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take a broad range of actions to prevent scammers from remaining anonymous when they place illegal robocalls. Earlier this year, Attorney General Bonta encouraged the FCC to accelerate the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN, a caller ID […]

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During Veterans and Military Families Month, AG Rob Bonta Highlights Rights and Protections for California’s Active Duty Military Service Members

OAKLAND, Nov. 5, 2021 – During Veterans and Military Families Month, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today highlighted important consumer protections for active duty service members stationed in California. Additionally, Attorney General Bonta announced the publication of a new “know your rights” tips sheet that will be made available to military personnel and installations across the state. The tip sheet, which was […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition in Urging EPA to Adopt Strong Regulations for Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

OAKLAND, October 26, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a multistate coalition in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to swiftly adopt strong regulations limiting oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from heavy-duty trucks. NOx, a smog-forming pollutant that exacerbates asthma and other health problems, has outsized impacts on communities of color and low-income […]

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AG Bonta: FDA Must Act Swiftly to Reduce Dangerous Concentrations of Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

OAKLAND, October 21, 2021– California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, as part of a multistate coalition, urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take swift action to reduce the concentrations of toxic heavy metals in baby foods. In February and September 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives released alarming reports showing that baby foods manufactured by seven popular […]

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California Department of Justice Is Investigating Oil Spill Off Coast of Huntington Beach

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice is investigating the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. The California Department of Justice will work in coordination with other state, local, and federal authorities to determine the cause of the spill and what, if anything, could have been done to prevent or minimize the […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition in Urging EPA to Adopt More Stringent GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a coalition of 22 attorneys general, the cities of Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, and the counties of Denver and San Francisco in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt more stringent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for passenger cars and […]

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AG Bonta Secures Victory in Lawsuit to Protect San Joaquin Valley Communities from Air Pollution

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today secured a court decision requiring the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (Air District) to comply with state air monitoring requirements for refineries. Petroleum refineries are among the largest non-vehicle sources of air pollution in the state and are often located in communities that already suffer from significant health disparities associated with exposure […]