California Attorney General Updates

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January 17, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govRIVERSIDE – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez today announced the arrest of 15 individuals; the seizure of 14 firearms, including 2 assault weapons, and the seizure of illegal drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine, as part of a takedown of gang members in Riverside, California. This operation targeted criminal activities by the Casa Blanca Gangster Crips criminal street gang located in the neighborhood of Casa Blanca in south Riverside. The gang has a violent criminal history and has committed a variety of crimes to enhance their status as a criminal street [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
January 17, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to open up more than one million acres of public lands in Central California to oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges that BLM's environmental review of the project failed to fully evaluate the [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
January 16, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAmici include organizations representing patients, healthcare professionals, hospitals, insurers, and more California leads a coalition of 20 states and D.C. in defense of the ACA SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that a diverse group of bipartisan economists, patient groups, hospitals, healthcare providers, healthcare insurance companies, and others filed amicus briefs defending the Affordable Care Act. The diverse coalition of amici supports California's state coalition in its fight to protect the Affordable Care Act. The amici urge the Supreme Court to grant review of California's case and argue that it is necessary to [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
January 16, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed comments today criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its inadequate risk assessment of the pesticide flonicamid despite evidence that the pesticide would cause significant harm to pollinators, such as bees. Flonicamid, manufactured by the Japanese corporation ISK Biosciences (ISK), is currently undergoing regulatory review by the EPA. In its ecological risk assessment, the EPA utilized new studies to determine that flonicamid poses a higher risk to pollinators than previously understood. However, the EPA failed to collect data from required follow-up studies, and now proposes to [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
January 16, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govNearly 700,000 people could lose food assistance nationwide SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general and the City of New York in a lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would significantly limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for people in need. In the complaint, the coalition argues that the rule places arbitrary and capricious restrictions on the ability of states to administer food assistance programs for able-bodied adults without dependents and disproportionately harms people of color. In the first year alone, it is estimated [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
January 15, 2020Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement today on closing arguments in the states' challenge to the proposed megamerger of telecommunications giants Sprint and T-Mobile: “There should be no question now: this attempted megamerger would thwart competition in the telecom market and harm consumers from California to New York, and everywhere in between,” said Attorney General Becerra. “At trial, we have repeatedly demonstrated the dramatically increased market concentration that would result if T-Mobile and Sprint were to merge. Right now, Sprint and T-Mobile compete intensely with each other on price, features and quality. [...]
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY