State attorneys general are working to advance clean energy, climate and environmental outcomes laws and policies. Since the start of the Trump Administration, state attorneys general have served as the first line of defense against potentially dangerous actions by the federal government.

State attorneys general also are working together to promote their constituents’ interests in expanding the clean energy economy, acknowledging and addressing climate pollution and, more generally, safeguarding the environment. 

Updated October 5, 2018

State attorneys general have sought to protect their states from a wide array of potentially harmful federal decisions.

See a breakdown of actions by issue: 1) air pollution; 2) water pollution and ocean protection; 3) toxics; 4) clean energy and energy efficiency; 5) climate impacts; 6) investigation and enforcement actions; 7) federal lands; and 8) scientific and ethical integrity.

State attorneys general have weighed in routinely on critical issues affecting their state, and in ways often more significant than lawsuits in shaping policy or regulatory outcomes.

Attorneys general have filed lawsuits on a range of issues, employing just one of many tools at their disposal to shape policy and regulatory outcomes. 

See a state-by-state breakdown of actions taken by attorneys general.

See a breakdown of actions related to various federal departments and agencies.

Read the report, "State Attorneys General: 13 Months of Critical Actions," released by the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center in February 2018.