Since the start of the Trump administration, state attorneys general have taken 300 actions to challenge federal inaction on climate change, protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, advance clean energy and energy efficiency, defend our public lands and wildlife, and safeguard our communities from health hazards and toxic substances. Read the report here >>
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.
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In the Media
Trump Administration Delays Arctic Refuge Oil Leasing to Strengthen Legal Case, Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni. 1/14/20.
4 Hurdles Trump's Infrastructure Review Overhaul Will Face, Law360, by Juan Carlos Rodriguez. 1/13/20.
NEPA Rewrite Could Thwart Climate Fight Against Drilling, E&E News, by Heather Richards. 1/10/20.
3 Arctic Wilderness Areas to Watch as Trump Tries to Expand Oil & Gas Drilling, InsideClimate News, by Sabrina Shankman. 1/9/20.
State Attorneys General Are Waging a Climate Change Battle Against the Trump Administration, Route Fifty, by Emma Coleman. 12/26/19.
States Vowed to Uphold America’s Climate Pledge. Are They Succeeding? InsideClimate News, by Marianne Lavelle. 12/24/19.
Trump's Rule Rollbacks Spark Year of Court Battles, E&E News, by Pamela King. 12/23/19.
BLM Analysis Shows Climate Price of Alaska Drilling, E&E News, by Heather Richards. 12/13/19.
Environmental Protection Agency — Proposed Rule: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System - Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part A - Deadline To Initiate Closure
Comment Deadline 1/31/20.
Environmental Protection Agency — Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Comment Deadline 2/3/20.
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