Midnight Watch Project: Tracking Eleventh-Hour Actions

The outgoing Trump administration is likely to take numerous last-minute actions on environmental, climate and energy issues during the presidential transition through Inauguration Day on January 20. The State Impact Center will be tracking these breaking developments as they unfold, to help you stay up-to-date. Explore the Midnight Watch Project >>

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The non-partisan State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law supports state attorneys general in defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies. 

The Issues In Focus 


Attorney General Actions by State

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In the Media

Trump Pushes New Environmental Rollbacks on Way Out the Door
Associated Press, by Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, 11/19/20

States Urge FERC to Avoid Further Intrusions on Authority in Any Future Carbon Pricing Policy
Utility Dive, by Catherine Morehouse, 11/19/20

Trump's Last-Minute Environmental Rules Changes May Make Things Hard for Biden
Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni, 11/17/20

Trump Rushes Environmental Rules That Could Handcuff Biden
Bloomberg News, by Jennifer Dlouhy, 11/16/20

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s Parting Gifts
HuffPost, by Alexander C. Kaufman, 11/13/20

Trump Races Clock on Remaining Environmental Rollbacks
The Hill, by Rebecca Beitsch, 11/13/20

What Environmental Rule Rollbacks Will Trump Try to Sneak Through Before the End?
Fast Company, by Kristin Toussaint, 11/10/20