New Report: A Pass to Pollute

Federal environmental enforcement has declined precipitously under the Trump administration, driven by deliberate efforts to restrict and curtail federal agencies’ compliance monitoring and enforcement activity through rulemakings, legal opinions, policy memos and funding reductions. The State Impact Center's latest report explores this alarming and harmful trend. Read the report >>

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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

18 Attorneys General Slam EPA's Cost-Benefit Proposal
E&E News, by Sean Reilly, 8/4/20

Forest Development Slows Despite Trump Saying Speed Up
Bloomberg Law, by Bobby Magill, 7/30/20

New Emails Show How Energy Industry Moved Fast to Undo Curbs
New York Times, by Lisa Friedman, 7/21/20

States Cite Pandemic, Sue EPA for 'Assault' on Toxics Rule
E&E News, by Sean Reilly, 7/21/20

21 State Attorneys General Sue Over New Trump Water Rule
Associated Press, by Don Thompson, 7/21/20

States Sue EPA Over Water Rule, Alleging Loss of Veto Power
Bloomberg Law, by Amena Saiyid, 7/21/20

20 States Sue EPA Over Weakened Justification for Power Plant Regulation
The Hill, by Rachel Frazin, 7/20/20

Federal Coal Lease Ban Should Be Reinstated, AGs Say
Law360, by Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 7/20/20