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Frosh joins lawsuit to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil, gas drilling

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 15 states filing a federal lawsuit to challenge a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to proceed with an oil and gas leasing program in the Coastal Plain region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. The Coastal Plain is a …


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Frosh files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s rollback of national clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a multistate coalition in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule rolling back the national Clean Car Standards. The previous standards required appropriate and feasible improvements in fuel economy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars and light trucks, saving consumers money and reducing emissions since …


Attorney General Frosh joins coalition fighting to halt immigration arrests at state courthouses

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in continuing efforts to halt federal immigration arrests of non-citizens in and around state courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order. In an amicus brief filed in support of the plaintiffs in Ryan, et al. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition opposing federal efforts to revoke Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a group of 21 attorneys general in challenging the Trump administration’s effort to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. If the administration is allowed to move forward, Haitian TPS holders in Maryland, other states, and the District of Columbia would lose their legal status, leaving them vulnerable to …

Attorney General Frosh joins comments defending rights of tipped workers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) opposing its proposed rescission of protections for tipped workers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees the federal minimum wage. For decades, tipped workers have been protected …

Frosh continues opposition to federal rule restricting asylum access

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a multi-state coalition in opposition to the Trump administration’s rule that limits access to the asylum process. Under the rule, many individuals entering the U.S. at the southern border are no longer able to seek asylum, unless they applied for and were denied protection in at least one other country …

Maryland joins lawsuit against DHS ‘public charge’ rule

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined 12 other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge” rule that they say targets immigrants and their families. Under the changes, if an immigrant who is legally in the country uses benefits to which he or …