New Report and Webinar: Follow the Leaders

Bold state leadership has been the primary source of progress in the United States' response to the climate crisis, particularly in the absence of federal action in recent years — and states will continue to play a critical role as the Biden administration announces the United States' new goals under the Paris Agreement. Learn More >>

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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.

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In the Media

FERC Urged To Restore Property Rights in Axed Pipeline's Path
E&E News, by Miranda Wilson, 4/30/21

Biden Races Courts for Chance to Torpedo Trump Water Rule
E&E News, by Jeremy Jacobs & Pamela King, 4/28/21

New Calif. AG To Hire More Environmental Justice Attys
Law360, by Dave Simpson, 4/28/21

AGs Urge Congress To Void Trump Methane Rule Rollback
Law360, by Clark Mindock, 4/26/21

Lawsuit Foreshadows Feud Over Biden's Social Cost of Carbon
E&E News, by Maxine Joselow, 4/5/21

NM AG Aims To Block Licensing Of Nuclear Waste Facilities
Law360, by Mike Curley, 3/30/21

Biden’s Environmental Agenda in Bull’s-Eye for Red State AGs
Bloomberg Law, by Ellen Gilmer, 3/25/21

Environmental Justice Moves To Mainstream as Governments Embrace Cause
KUOW Public Radio, by John Ryan, 3/24/21

12 States, Cities Sue Over Trump DOE Furnace Rule
E&E News, by Niina Farah, 3/18/21

Issue Alerts

Environmental Protection Agency
Request for Comment: Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List
Comment Deadline 5/11/21

Securities and Exchange Commission
Request for Comment: Climate Change Disclosures
Comment Deadline 5/13/21

Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Rule: Regulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals Under TSCA Section 6(h)
Comment Deadline 5/17/21

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Rule: Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act
Comment Deadline 5/26/21

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Inquiry: Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities
Comment Deadline 5/26/21 (extended)

Energy Department
Proposed Rule: Energy Conservation Program - Process Rule Revisions
Comment Deadline 5/27/21