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AG Racine Testimony Before DC Council on Budgeting for the Future of the Independent Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Karl A. Racine will today participate in a hearing before the Council of the District of Columbia about budgeting for the future of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and additional resources that will help ensure it can continue its work to make the District fairer, safer…

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AG Racine Takes Enforcement Action Against Pepco for Systemically Mishandling DC Solar Energy Programs & Overcharging Thousands of DC Households on Their Electric Bills

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC) filed a complaint against Pepco for systemically mishandling community solar projects, potentially overcharging more than 6,800 District households on their…

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AG Racine Testimony Before DC Council on the Office of the Attorney General's Work to Stand Up for District Residents

Statement of Karl A. Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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AG Racine Announces New Focus on Advocating for the Public Interest in Zoning and Development Cases

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is taking on a new role of advocating for affordable housing, racial equity, and environmental justice in the zoning, land use, and related development processes. Previously, OAG was solely required to…

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AG Racine Announces Successful Resolution of Two Environmental Enforcement Actions & Files New Lawsuit Against Local Polluter

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) successfully resolved two environmental enforcement actions—winning a judgment in a water pollution lawsuit and reaching a settlement in a lead paint investigation—and filed a new lawsuit against a…

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AG Racine Announces Area Developer & Landlord To Pay $35,000 Penalty for Violating District Lead Laws & Failing to Inform Tenants About Toxic Lead Paint

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced an area developer and landlord agreed to pay a $35,000 penalty for violating the District’s lead paint laws and misleading tenants about the presence of toxic lead paint. 

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AG Racine Sues Baby Food Company Beech-Nut for Misleading Parents About the Health & Safety of Its Products

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, one of the largest manufacturers of baby food in the United States, for misleading parent-consumers about the health and safety of its products.

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AG Racine Announces Developer Must Pay $400,000 For Violating District Lead Laws and Deceiving Homebuyers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that a DC-based real estate developer will be required to pay $400,000 in penalties and increase its health and safety protocols for violating District laws protecting residents from toxic lead and for deceiving homebuyers about potential lead…

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AG Racine Urges Federal Government to Revise Antiquated Aircraft Noise Policy that Affects Residents Near National Airport

Attorney General Karl A. Racine urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise its outdated and inadequate noise policy and apply the policy consistently. 

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AG Racine Sues Ward 5 Trash Transfer Facility for Polluting the District’s Waters

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Rodgers Brothers Custodian Services, Inc. (Rodgers Brothers), a construction materials processing and recycling facility in Ward 5; its president, George Rodgers, Jr.; and a vice president, Mark Uhar, for repeatedly discharging…