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Frosh joins suit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rules for international students

UPDATE: The Trump administration has reversed course and rescinded this rule. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that would bar international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court …


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Baltimore County, City lead proposed national class action settlement with Monsanto

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Last week, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, along with eleven other governmental entities across the country, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities nationwide. “This national resolution will empower nearly 2,000 cities, …


Frosh joins motion to intervene in second lawsuit to defend America’s clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the nation’s Clean Car Standards against a challenge by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The coalition seeks to counter any arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) should …

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 …

Attorneys General Frosh, Herring, Racine file notice of intent to sue EPA

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Virginia and the District of Columbia, on Monday filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Under the Clean Water Act, …

Frosh sues EPA for limiting enforcement of environmental, public health laws

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of nine attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging its policy of not enforcing bedrock monitoring and reporting obligations under a wide range of federal environmental laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition argues that EPA’s policy, the “Temporary Policy on COVID-19 …

Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s changes to Clean Water Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule narrowing the definition of the “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The final rule continues the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) effort to weaken water quality protections under the Clean Water …

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging border wall funding

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s diversion of  $3.8 billion for the construction of the border wall. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the court should again rule that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) diversion of already-allocated funds to the construction …