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Major Com­pa­ny Revers­es ESG Cred­it Rat­ing Prac­tice, A Vic­to­ry for Texas Efforts Against Improp­er Polit­i­cal Activism By Finan­cial Companies

In a victory for the State of Texas and consumers nationwide affected by financial companies prioritizing ideological “environmental, social, and corporate governance” (“ESG”) considerations over purely financial factors, S&P Global Ratings announced it would no longer publish new ESG credit indicators or update outstanding ESG credit indicators.

August 14, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Push­es Back Against New EPA Reg­u­la­tion Designed to Force the Biden Administration’s Envi­ron­men­tal Agen­da on States

Attorney General Paxton has joined a West Virginia-led comment letter opposing a new Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) rule that would undercut states’ authority and efforts to properly regulate their own environment.

March 13, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Crit­i­cizes EPA Over New Rule that Tar­gets the Oil and Gas Industry

Attorney General Paxton sent a West Virginia-led comment letter to Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging the agency to drop a new rule that directly targets the oil and natural gas industry with crippling regulations.  

March 02, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion to Push Back Against New EPA Stan­dards That Put Amer­i­can Ener­gy and Nation­al Secu­ri­ty at Risk

Attorney General Paxton led a multistate coalition that filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to halt the implementation of radical climate regulations promulgated by the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  

November 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Express­es Seri­ous Con­cerns With the EPA’s Pro­posed Revival of Oba­ma-Era Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice” Rule

Attorney General Paxton joined an Oklahoma-led comment letter sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan that lays out numerous problems with a new and onerous proposed rule.  

November 17, 2022 | Press Release

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