California AG Denies ‘Retaliation’ In Legal Fight Over Plastics Pollution Probe

July 2, 2024
California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) is denying petrochemical industry charges that his ongoing investigation into its claims about plastic recycling amounts to illegal “retaliation” against the sector and that the probe is violating its constitutional rights, including freedom of speech. “First, [the American Chemistry Council (ACC)] cannot establish retaliation, which underlies ACC’s claims that the Attorney General has violated its constitutional rights,” Bonta states in a June 25 brief opposing ACC’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the enforcement...

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