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
Legal Assaults Await FERC Fossil Fuel Lifeline, E&E News, by Niina Farah. 2/13/20.
Trump ‘Turns Back the Clock’ by Luring Drilling Companies to Pristine Lands, The Guardian, by Emily Holden. 2/12/20.
Critics Flag Host Of Measures In NEPA Proposal That Chill Public Input, InsideEPA, by Dawn Reeves. 1/31/20.
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.
Environmental Protection Agency — Proposed Rule: Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Facilities in the Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing Industry
Comment Deadline 2/21/20.
Department of Energy — Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards - Procedures for Evaluating Statutory Factors for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards
Comment Deadline 3/16/20.
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