State AG Database – South Carolina

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The following is a list of major actions undertaken by the South Carolina Attorney General to ensure that environmental laws are fully implemented and enforced:

Lawsuits v. Federal Government

In re Aiken Cty. (D.C. Cir. 2013): Mandamus action to force the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to proceed with the licensing process of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.

Lawsuits v. Private Actors

Settlement with Volkswagen for Emissions Defeat Devices (2016): Settlement of consumer protection claims raised by a multi-state coalition of state attorneys general against Volkswagen for selling vehicles equipped with “defeat device” software intended to circumvent emissions standards and concealing this software from regulators and the public.