2021 Press Releases
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- 12/29/2021 The Year in Review: A Message from Attorney General Tong
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Supporting Suspension of Rule Authorizing Unsafe Liquefied Natural Gas Trains
Attorney General William Tong filed comments today in support of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) proposal to suspend regulations that allowed liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be shipped in bulk in unproven rail tank cars with only limited safety measures in place.
Attorney General Tong Announces $739,759 Settlement with Manchester Pediatric Associates Over False Medicaid Billing
Attorney General William Tong today announced a $739,759.52 Connecticut False Claims Act settlement with Manchester Pediatric Associates, LLC (MPA), and its owner, Dr. Swathanthra Melekote to resolve allegations that MPA submitted false and fraudulent claims between January 2015 and May 2021 that resulted in overbilling the Connecticut Medicaid program.
Attorney General Tong and Consumer Counsel Statements on $1.8 Million Civil Penalty Over Eversource Marketing Tactics
Attorney General William Tong and Interim Consumer Counsel Claire E. Coleman issued the following statements after the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority recommended a $1.8 million civil penalty over Eversource’s marketing tactics. Attorney General Tong and the Office of Consumer Counsel had filed a petition with PURA seeking an investigation following media reports that Eversource was using high pressure tactics to entice consumers to convert to natural gas.
Attorney General Tong Statement on U.S. District Court Decision Vacating Purdue Bankruptcy
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court ruling this evening vacating the Purdue bankruptcy order that granted unprecedented lifetime legal immunity to the Sackler family.
Attorney General Tong Statement on the Passing of Edith Prague
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement on the passing of Edith Prague.
Attorney General Tong Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Dreamers
Pushes Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA
Attorney General Tong Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Texas Abortion Case
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement today regarding the decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States of America v. State of Texas et. al and Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Fighting to Protect Free and Fair Elections for Voters
Coalition Files Amicus Brief to Strike Down Florida’s New Restrictive Voting Law
Attorney General Tong Argues Sackler Family "Milked" Purdue in Calculated Strategy to Use Company Bankruptcy as "Haven" for Wrongdoing
Attorney General William Tong joined the attorneys general of four other states this week in a brief seeking the reversal of the Purdue bankruptcy order granting unprecedented lifetime legal immunity for the Sackler family.
Attorney General Tong Statement on Resignation of Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement on the resignation of Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Attorney General Tong Aids Consumers with COVID-19 Travel Concerns, Shares Guidance as Variants Impact Travel
Attorney General William Tong has received over 1,000 complaints and helped recover approximately $1.9 million for consumers regarding disrupted travel plans due to COVID-19. With new variants and rising case numbers triggering additional travel restrictions worldwide, Attorney General Tong urged consumers to carefully review terms and agreements before making travel plans.
Attorney General Tong Joins Tri-State Coalition in Calling for EPA to Tighten Controls on Air Pollution from Trucks
Smog Originating from Truck Emissions Poses a Particular Health Threat in Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color
Attorney General Tong Joins Nationwide Investigation Into Instagram's Impact on Young People
Attorney General William Tong today announced a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, for providing and promoting its social media platform – Instagram – to children and young adults despite knowing that such use is associated with physical and mental health harms.
Attorney General Tong Urges Swift Senate Action to Protect Against Toxic "Forever" Chemicals
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general from around the nation in urging the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee to strengthen public health and environmental protections against “forever chemicals.”