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March 27, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Attorney General Brenna Bird appointed Lanny Zieman as Consumer Advocate. In this role, he will lead the Consumer Advocate Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, which is responsible for representing the interests of consumers and the public in utility regulation proceedings before the Iowa Utilities...

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March 21, 2023

DES MOINES – Attorney General Brenna Bird has released the top consumer complaints received by the Attorney General’s office in 2022. Last year, the Iowa Attorney General’s office received over 4,000 consumer complaints across more than 30 different industries. “We’re protecting consumers and holding scammers accountable,” said Attorney General Bird....

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March 7, 2023

DES MOINES— Attorney General Bird joined 46 states in an amicus brief Monday, requesting that TikTok, Inc. fully comply with a multistate investigation into whether the China-owned company violated consumer protection laws. The bipartisan coalition of states is seeking internal TikTok communications to determine if the company has been engaging...

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March 6, 2023

DES MOINES— Today, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird and Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers took another step to challenge the EPA’s illegally delayed decision regarding the sale of year-round E15 gasoline. They sent an intent-to-sue letter to the EPA demanding that the EPA change the proposed rule to allow for...

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March 1, 2023

DES MOINES— The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in Nebraska v. Biden, a multistate lawsuit Iowa joined challenging the Biden Administration’s executive order that would unlawfully cancel $430 billion in student-loan debt. Attorney General Brenna Bird traveled to Washington, D.C. for Nebraska’s argument on behalf of the...

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February 16, 2023

DES MOINES— Today, Attorney General Bird helped lead a multistate lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its interpretation of “Waters of the United States.” The new rule modifies that definition to dramatically expand the power of the federal government. Instead of just regulating major interstate waterways like Great...

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February 9, 2023

DES MOINES – Attorney General Brenna Bird joined 24 other states in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over a new federal rule requiring gun owners to register their firearms with attached pistol braces, or risk criminal penalties. The ATF explicitly approved pistol braces...

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February 6, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa District Court for Iowa County granted the State of Iowa’s motion for a temporary injunction and issued a consent order requiring the cleanup of hazardous waste from the C6-Zero facility in Marengo. C6-Zero has agreed to the consent order, which requires them to pay...

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January 27, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led a bipartisan coalition of seven Attorneys General urging the Biden Administration to follow the law and respond to the request of Governor Kim Reynolds and seven other Governors that the EPA issue regulations allowing the sale of year-round E15 ethanol...

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January 26, 2023

DES MOINES - Today, Attorney General Brenna Bird joined Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a 25-state coalition lawsuit over a U.S. Department of Labor rule which would affect the retirement accounts of hundreds of millions of Americans. The rule would allow pension...

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