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Pax­ton Seeks to Decrease Amer­i­cans’ Ener­gy Reliance on Com­mu­nist Chi­na by Chal­leng­ing EPA’s Reg­u­la­to­ry Power

Attorney General Paxton joined an Alaska-led multistate letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushing back against its arbitrary and unprecedented abuse of authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.  

September 14, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Morn­ingstar and Sus­tain­a­lyt­ics Con­cern­ing Ram­pant Anti-Israel Bias and Lib­er­al Cor­po­rate Activism

Attorney General Paxton signed a multistate letter led by Kentucky and West Virginia and addressed to Morningstar, complaining of the egregious anti-Israel bias of its subsidiary, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings firm Sustainalytics.

August 30, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defeats Biden Administration’s Oil and Gas Leas­ing Mora­to­ri­um on Pub­lic Lands, Mark­ing Major Win for Amer­i­can Energy

A federal judge in Louisiana sided with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 12 other plaintiff states in a Louisiana-led lawsuit, issuing a permanent injunction against the Biden Administration’s illegal moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal public lands and offshore waters.

August 29, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Oppos­es SEC’s New Pro­posed Rule as Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, Dri­ving Left-Wing Agenda

Attorney General Paxton joined a West Virginia-led comment letter opposing a proposed SEC rule that would institute new unconstitutional requirements on ESG-related investment advisors and companies.

August 23, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Launch­es Inves­ti­ga­tion Into Rat­ings Company’s Use of ESG Fac­tors That Poten­tial­ly Vio­late Con­sumer Fraud and Anti-BDS Laws

Attorney General Paxton joined a Missouri-led multistate investigation into Morningstar, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sustainalytics, for potential violations of consumer protection and anti-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) laws.

August 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Oppos­es EPA’s Estab­lish­ment of Impru­dent and Flawed Nation­al Stan­dards for Green­house Gases

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing its potential adoption of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA), which the multistate coalition describes as “equal parts imprudent and legally flawed.”

August 12, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion to Stop EPA from Ban­ning Safe, Wide­ly Used, Com­mer­cial­ly Crit­i­cal Compound

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 12-state coalition to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to ban all uses of Chrysotile Asbestos.

July 13, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Asks Court to Rehear Deci­sion Giv­ing One State Pow­er to Reg­u­late Oth­er States’ Cli­mate Policies

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an Indiana-led multistate amicus brief urging an en banc rehearing of a decision by the Boston-based U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals that threatens to allow one state — Rhode Island — to effectively set other states’ climate policies.

July 06, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Chal­lenges Biden’s Nation­al High­way Traf­fic Safe­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Fuel Effi­cien­cy and Elec­tric Vehi­cle Requirements

Attorney General Paxton filed a petition for review challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE) for certain cars and light trucks.

June 30, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Cel­e­brates SCO­TUS Vic­to­ry: Biden Envi­ron­men­tal Regs Not Unlimited

The U.S. Supreme Court just delivered Texas, several allied states, and millions of Americans and businesses a significant victory for energy independence, efficiency, and economy.

June 30, 2022 | Press Release