ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general are refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change. In an escalating political fight over global warming, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith is pursuing records from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with nine environmental, scientific and philanthropic organizations.
Fifteen Republican state attorneys general led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to House and Senate leadership on 11th July that calls on Congress to eliminate "burdensome and illegal regulations by strengthening the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)." "We are encouraged that the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate recently have considered legislation directed toward resolving some of these concerns. We write today to urge Congress to go further and take concrete action to ensure that federal agencies are in fact providing opportunity for notice and comment for all binding agency requirements, acting within their delegated authority, and always rigorously assessing the costs of their regulations."
During the 2016 Warsaw NATO Summit, Airbus Defense and Space has showcased its newly developed Mobile General Ground Station (MGGS) to heads of state and senior NATO and national officials. MGGS is part of the NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) System, which aims at providing the Alliance with an unprecedented capability of persistent surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance over wide areas.
The suit against Anthem and Cigna alleges that their merger would substantially reduce competition for millions of consumers who receive commercial health insurance coverage from national employers throughout the United States. Shortly after the DOJ announcement, Humana said "together with Aetna", the company intends to " vigorously defend " the merger transaction, as reported by Reuters.
Republican attorneys general from three Midwest states say an investigation into whether oil giant Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks of climate change is a "grave mistake" and an effort to "police the global warming debate." Bill Schuette of Michigan, Doug Peterson of Nebraska and Brad Schimel of Wisconsin each co-signed a letter distributed in June opposing the ongoing investigation -- led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman -- into whether Exxon Mobil withheld information about the risks of climate change.
Atlanta Girls' School (AGS) has announced that T.E.N. CEO and President and ISE(r) Talent's CEO and Chairman, Marci McCarthy, will join their Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2016. "Marci's many accomplishments in the field of information technology and as an entrepreneur are an invaluable asset to our Board, faculty, and students--most specifically as it relates to our strategic focus on ensuring key STEAM principles are fully integrated throughout our curriculum. Given Marci's persistent championing of women and girls in technology throughout her career, we are gaining a powerful role model for our girls and look forward to her involvement in our community."
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Republicans on the House committee investigating state attorneys general for potentially overstepping their bounds by investigating if Exxon Mobil defrauded investors by lying about climate change. Warren, the junior senator from Massachusetts, tweeted that the two subpoenas sent last week by House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to her state's attorney general, Maura Healey, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are an example of how "giant corporations rig the system."
Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has this afternoon marked the success of the first round of the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), by planting a Eucalyptus Globoidea tree at Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula. 'The new AGS builds on the success of the previous scheme and over the course of five years will see more than 15,000ha of new forest planted across the country,' says Mrs Goodhew.
A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Despite the absence of any litigation, Schneiderman and his collaborators worked behind the scenes to shield their work from public scrutiny by attempting to exempt it from state and federal open records laws under the theory that internal communications would compromise their legal efforts.
After a months-long fight to get information from a handful of Democratic attorneys general (AGs) who are investigating ExxonMobil for fraud, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) said last week that he had no choice but to issue the AGs subpoenas. Smith believes New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey colluded with various environmental groups to demonize ExxonMobil for allegedly "lying" to the public and its shareholders about the dangers of climate change.
State Attorney General Maura Healey Tuesday announced a new lawsuit against Volkswagen AG over the German automaker's ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Massachusetts is one of three states filing suits alleging that Volkswagen, along with its affiliates Porsche and Audi, covered up a study for a year and a half that showed its diesel cars emitted pollution far exceeding level limits.
While Jazz cinemas is holding the entire Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of Superstar Rajinikanth's Kabali, two leading multiplex brands-SPI Cinemas and AGS have bought the lucrative Chennai and Chengalpattu regions respectively. SPI Cinemas have opened the pre-booking for Kabali and within few minutes, all the tickets were sold out while the rest of the theaters in Chennai and Chengalpattu areas will open advance booking by today or tomorrow.