News & Updates

We Are Suing a Major Chemical Manufacturer for Harming DC Residents

Environmental justice is intertwined with racial justice. By filing this lawsuit, we’re standing up for communities of color, who, far too often, bear the brunt of pollution, as they did in this case.

Press Release

AG Racine Announces New Lawsuit Against Major Chemical Manufacturer for Polluting District Waterways with Cancer-Causing Toxin

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Velsicol, a major chemical manufacturer, for violating District environmental laws by contaminating local waterways and natural resources with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals for decades, harming the health and safety of low-…

The Office of the Attorney General’s Actions to Promote Environmental Justice

Since 2014, OAG has recovered $60,641,399 to promote environmental justice in the District through legal action.

Testimony

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support
Press Release

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…

Press Release

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…

Press Release

AG Racine Congratulates Former OAG Communications Director and Solicitor General on Senior Appointments in Biden Administration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued a statement in light of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s announcement that David Mayorga, former Communications Director for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and Todd Kim, the first Solicitor General for the District of Columbia, are joining…

Press Release

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…

Press Release

AG Racine Announces Ward 5 Property Owners Charged $350k Penalty for Toxic Oil Leaks And Spills, Cleanup Required

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a settlement with Andrew Schaeffer and 2201 Channing St., LLC, the owners of a Ward 5 commercial property where a group of auto repair and sales businesses violated environmental laws for several years.

Press Release

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.