California AG and New Mexico AG Filed Lawsuit Challenging Interior Department’s Unlawful Repeal of Valuation Rule

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department for unlawfully repealing the Valuation Rule, which “ensures taxpayers and States receive fair value for oil, gas, and coal extracted from public and tribal lands. California and New Mexico apply their portion of these royalties towards public education.”