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Texas, New Mex­i­co, and Col­orado Announce Agree­ment After Years of Dis­pute Over the Low­er Rio Grande River

Attorney General Paxton has announced a historic agreement with the states of New Mexico and Colorado that, if accepted by a Special Master and approved by the United States Supreme Court, would guarantee that the resources of the Lower Rio Grande River are justly distributed among the states.  

November 03, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Con­demns Over­reach by Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tors to Pro­mote Biden’s Left-Wing Cli­mate Goals

Attorney General Paxton has joined a West Virginia-led letter to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Rostin Behnam over the CFTC’s unprecedented focus on enforcing the Biden Administration’s radical climate goals. 

October 21, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Biden Admin­is­tra­tion After It Attempts to Force Cost­ly and Dis­as­trous New Envi­ron­men­tal Rule on Texas

Attorney General Paxton sent a letter to Deputy Administrator Stephanie Pollack of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after FHWA proposed a rule that could cost the United States hundreds of millions of dollars and upend the way of life for millions.  

October 21, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Mes­sage to Overzeal­ous Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tors Threat­en­ing Texas’s Bank­ing and Ener­gy Industries

Attorney General Paxton signed a Utah-led letter to Acting Comptroller Hsu of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding the appointment of a Chief Climate Risk Officer, as well as the OCC’s misguided focus on “climate-related financial risk.” 

October 07, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter Stand­ing Up to Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment for Over­step­ping Author­i­ty and Forc­ing New Costs on Taxpayers

Attorney General Paxton has led a coalition of states in sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pushing back against its proposed rule attempting to advance the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda.  

September 29, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Demands Black­Rock Account for its Under­per­form­ing, Poten­tial­ly Ille­gal ESG’ State Pen­sion Fund Investments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 18 other states in a letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink challenging his company’s reliance on Environmental, Social, and Governance investment criteria rather than shareholder profits in managing state pension funds.

August 08, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion to Stop the Biden Admin­is­tra­tion from Exac­er­bat­ing Infla­tion with Cli­mate Action

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a multistate letter urging President Biden to stop fast-tracking inflation by implementing expensive and unfunded measures to address his so-called “climate emergency.”

July 28, 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 Joins Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing States’ Free­dom to Reg­u­late Own Emissions

Attorney General Paxton joined an Indiana-led amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review a lower court’s decision that “threaten[s] regulatory chaos [and] undermines the coequal sovereignty of each State to regulate emissions within their respective borders,” according to the brief.  

July 13, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion Urg­ing Coal Mine Expan­sion After Research Shows No Adverse Envi­ron­men­tal Impact

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Montana-led coalition supporting a petition for rehearing en banc in 350 Montana, et al. v. Dep’t of Interior and Signal Peak, LLC, a case that has delayed the mining expansion plan for the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana since 2013.

July 07, 2022 | Press Release