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Release date: 8/7/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today submitted comments opposing the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) plans to significantly revise the Well Control Rule, formally known as the Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf – Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations. The Well Control […]

Release date: 8/1/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today took legal action to prevent unrestricted access to untraceable, undetectable 3D guns by announcing that he would be joining a multistate lawsuit that seeks to block a Trump administration action allowing the public release of 3D firearm blueprints. The blueprints would allow individuals, regardless of age, […]

Release date: 7/24/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein is urging Congress to improve national cybersecurity and protect the integrity of the upcoming 2018 election and all future elections against cyberattacks and infiltrations. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that in 2016, Russian government hackers targeted America’s elections systems, including stealing the private information of hundreds of […]

Release date: 7/20/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over EPA’s recent attempt to reopen the so-called “dirty truck loophole.” The dirty truck loophole attempts to overturn the 2016 Glider Rule, which requires old truck engines installed in new truck bodies to […]

Release date: 7/19/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced enforcement actions against two charities, Steps & Stages and Operation Troop Aid, for misusing charitable contributions intended for military servicemembers and veterans. Attorney General Stein today also released an updated military consumer guide intended to help military servicemembers and their families as they make consumer […]

Release date: 7/16/2018 Stein urges USDOE to honor law enforcement partnerships; contacts Dream Center Holdings on behalf of Art Institute students (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the U.S. Department of Education to honor its “historic law enforcement partnerships” by reinstating the long-standing practice of disclosing student loan information to law enforcement agencies […]

Release date: 7/13/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today demanded the immediate withdrawal of an order the EPA issued on now-departed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final day in office. The order effectively suspends the EPA’s 2016 Glider Rule for a year. The Glider Rule mandates that most engines installed in “gliders” – new heavy-duty truck bodies […]

Release date: 6/29/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Catinia Farrington and Haydn Thomas of Durham were charged in federal district court with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and tax evasion. Thomas has also been charged with an additional charge of money laundering. The indictment alleges […]

Release date: 6/28/2018 Bipartisan Group of 20 States Objects to Congressional Leaders (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged U.S. Congressional leadership to reject HR 3299 (“Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017”) and HR 4439 (“Modernizing Credit Opportunities Act”). Attorney General Stein, along with 19 other Democratic and Republican attorneys general, wrote U.S. […]

Release date: 6/19/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel and attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual, and gang violence. In recent weeks, the federal government has separated thousands of asylum-seeking […]