AG Sues Phillips 66 & ConocoPhillips over Environmental Violations at Gas Stations

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SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a civil lawsuit against Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips for allegedly violating state law by failing to properly inspect and maintain underground tanks used to store gasoline for retail sale at more than 560 gas stations in California. “The state’s hazardous waste laws help protect our […]

AG Harris: More Than 2,000 Firearms Seized from Prohibited Persons in 2012

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced 2,000 firearms were seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them, including persons determined to be mentally unstable and those with active restraining orders. “California has clear laws determining who can possess firearms based on their threat to public safety,” said Attorney General Harris. “Enforcing those […]

AG Kamala Harris Announces Slight Decrease in Hate Crimes in California

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SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California decreased 4 percent in 2011. There were 1,060 hate crime events reported statewide in 2011, a decrease from the 1,107 hate crime events reported in 2010. “There is no place in our inclusive Golden State for […]

Homeowner Bill of Rights Passes California Assembly

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SACRAMENTO – California’s State Legislature voted today to pass the Homeowner Bill of Rights, legislation introduced by Attorney General Kamala Harris and championed by consumer advocates and homeowners. The California Foreclosure Reduction Act— AB 278 (Eng, Feuer, Mitchell) & SB 900 (Leno, Corbett, DeSaulnier, Evans, Pavley, Steinberg)—passed 53-25 in the Assembly and 24-13 in the […]