Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, Washington & Washington, D.C. to hire special assistant attorneys general focused on clean energy, climate and environmental protections
Washington, D.C.—The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law (State Impact Center), which launched in August 2017, today announced that seven attorney general offices in the following states have been selected to receive NYU Law fellows: Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Washington and Washington, D.C. The fellows will serve as special assistant attorneys general dedicated to working on clean energy, climate change and environmental matters of national and regional importance.
“Each of the attorney general offices chosen to participate in the initial phase of the fellowship program has demonstrated a commitment to advancing progressive policies on clean energy, the environment and climate change,” said David J. Hayes, executive director of the State Impact Center. “State attorneys general play a unique role in defending the citizens of their states from environmentally destructive actions and in advocating for the interests of their constituents. NYU Law fellows will allow them to play an even greater role protecting their states.”
The selection of these attorney general offices represents the first phase of the new fellowship program. Over the next several months, additional states will be selected to participate. Offices have begun accepting applications. Interested candidates can contact StateImpactCenter@nyu.
Hayes, former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Department of the Interior for Presidents Clinton and Obama, was named executive director and a member of the State Impact Center’s advisory board in August.
In addition to Hayes, the State Impact Center’s Advisory Board includes: Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and dean emeritus at NYU Law (chair); Daniel Firger at Bloomberg Philanthropies; Anne Milgram, former attorney general for New Jersey and now professor of practice and distinguished scholar in residence at NYU Law; and Bruce Babbitt, former attorney general and governor of Arizona and secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration.
ABOUT THE STATE IMPACT CENTER: The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center is a non-partisan Center at the NYU School of Law that is dedicated to helping state attorneys general fight against regulatory rollbacks and advocate for clean energy, climate change, and environmental values and protections. It was launched in August 2017 with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. For more information, visit http://www.law.nyu.edu/