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AG Racine Files Lawsuit Against EPA Over Failure to Protect Chesapeake Bay

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, including the Potomac River.

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AG Racine Files Lawsuit To Stop Trump Effort Limiting Environmental Review Of Federal Actions

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of 27 states, territories, cities and agencies in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful rule curtailing requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that federal agencies review and assess the…

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AG Racine Announces Monsanto Will Pay $52 Million To District Over Toxic PCB Contamination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Monsanto will pay $52 million to resolve a lawsuit over the company’s production, promotion, and sale of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that damaged the District’s natural resources and put the health of residents at risk.

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AG Racine Sues Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell for Misleading Consumers About the Role Fossil Fuels Play in Climate Change

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sued Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell for systematically and intentionally misleading District consumers about the role their products play in causing climate change.

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AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that GenOn Holdings, Inc., a major U.S. fossil-fuel power producer, is required to pay $2.5 million to the District to resolve allegations that one of its powerplants illegally discharged oil and other pollutants directly into the Potomac River.…

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AG Racine Announces Greyhound to Adopt National Anti-Idling Policies and Pay $125K for Air Pollution Violations

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Greyhound Lines, Inc. will be required to make company-wide policy changes to reduce air pollution and will prohibit excessive bus idling nationwide as part of a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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AG Racine Announces DC, MD, and VA Intend to Sue EPA Over Failure to Protect Chesapeake Bay

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia intend to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, including the Potomac River.

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AG Racine Sues Monsanto for Knowingly Promoting and Selling Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals that Damaged the District's Environment

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and two affiliated companies for manufacturing, promoting, and selling toxic chemicals that it knew would pollute waterways, kill wildlife, and endanger District residents.

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AG Racine Announces Neglectful Landlord Must Clean Up Toxic Lead at Ward 4 Apartment Buildings

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) secured a court order against a Ward 4 landlord—76 M Inc. and Peter Odagbodo—requiring the cleanup of toxic lead hazards at three residential buildings on Kansas Ave NE.

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AG Racine Joins Multistate Lawsuit To Stop Trump Administration From Gutting Safety Protections For Chemical Accidents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general and the City of Philadelphia in suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for gutting safeguards to prevent and limit harms from dangerous chemical accidents.

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