Press Releases

November 2021

November 16, 2021
State Attorneys General Push Treasury Department to Address Climate Risks in Insurance Industry

October 2021

October 19, 2021
Sixteen Attorneys General Applaud Next Efficiency Step for Lightbulbs

October 13, 2021
Eleven AGs Call on FERC to Increase Grid Resilience and Make Transmission Planning More Inclusive

September 2021

September 27, 2021
Twenty Two AGs and Six Cities Urge EPA to Adopt More Stringent National Vehicle Emissions Standards

September 15, 2021
State AGs Support DOE Energy Efficiency Efforts; Urge Further Improvements to DOE’s Process Rule

July 2021

July 16, 2021
New York AG Office Provides Testimony on EPA’s Revisions to Risk Management Program Regulations

June 2021

June 29, 2021
Supreme Court Sides with PennEast in Dispute Over Pipeline’s Claim to State Land 

June 14, 2021
State AGs Support Climate Change Disclosures in Comments to Securities and Exchange Commission 

May 2021

May 27, 2021
State AGs Urge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Consider Effects on Climate and Environmental Justice Communities in Pipeline Project Certification

April 2021

April 15, 2021
New Report Highlights Key Role of States, State AGs in Driving U.S. Climate Progress

April 13, 2021
AGs Urge EPA to Fix Trump Administration’s Critically Flawed Lead and Copper Rule

March 2021

March 16, 2021
Twelve AGs Ask Court to Throw Cold Water on Trump Administration Loophole for Inefficient Water Heaters, Furnaces

March 1, 2021
Sixteen AGs Push EPA to Reconsider Decision to Not Strengthen Ozone Air Quality Standards

February 2021

February 17, 2021
State AGs Urge FERC to Protect the Rights of Landowners, States and Other Challengers to Natural Gas Infrastructure Authorizations

February 16, 2021
AGs Urge Court to Nix Latest Delay of Full Penalties for Automakers that Fail to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards

January 2021

January 20, 2021
Under New Leadership, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center Will Continue Working to Promote Climate, Clean Energy and Environmental Laws and Policies

January 19, 2021
ACE Rule Vacated: State AGs’ Work Led Court to Toss Major Pillar of Trump Administration’s Climate Deregulatory Platform

January 14, 2021
Full Court Press: New Report Highlights State AGs' Success in Defending Against Trump Administration's Energy and Environmental Deregulatory Agenda

December 2020

December 17, 2020
Major Agricultural State AGs Challenge EPA Rollback That Leaves Farmworkers, Communities at Increased Risk of Exposure to Toxic Pesticides

December 7, 2020
State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing EPA’s Attempt to Skirt Accountability for Faulty Registration of Sulfoxaflor Pesticide

November 2020

November 30, 2020
Attorneys General of California, New Mexico Blast Proposed Rollback of Interior Department Royalty Reforms

November 12, 2020
Looking Back to Move Forward: Resolving Health & Environmental Crises

November 9, 2020
State Attorneys General Sue Energy Department Over Widespread Failure to Review and Update Energy Efficiency Standards

November 9, 2020
State Impact Center Launches Midnight Watch Project to Track Major Environmental and Energy Regulatory Changes During Final Days of Trump Administration

October 2020

October 22, 2020
Media Alert: New Book on Judicial and Legislative Settlements of Major Health and Environmental Crises

October 19, 2020
State AGs Push EPA to Go Beyond ‘Feeble, Already-Obsolete’ Greenhouse Gas Standards for Airplanes

October 8, 2020
Seventeen AGs Blast Administration’s Latest Effort to ‘Severely Undercut’ Endangered Species Protections

October 1, 2020
State AGs Urge EPA to Protect Public Health and Welfare by Strengthening Air Quality Standards for Ozone

September 2020

September 23, 2020
Eighteen AGs File Amicus Brief in Support of Tribes Challenging Unlawful Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline

September 9, 2020
State Attorneys General Challenge Trump Administration Plan to Open Pristine Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

September 4, 2020
State Attorneys General Urge Federal Agencies to Ensure Critical Habitat Protections for Endangered Species

August 2020

August 28, 2020
Twenty-Three Attorneys General File Lawsuit to Halt Reckless and Unprecedented Weakening of NEPA Regulations

August 28, 2020
Statement: State Attorneys General Challenge Unprecedented and Unlawful Rewrite of NEPA Regulations

August 18, 2020
Fifteen State AGs Challenge Rule Allowing Transport of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) by Rail

August 13, 2020
EPA Finalizes Rule to Eliminate Federal Regulation of Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Industry

August 11, 2020
Sixteen State AGs Intend to Sue Energy Department for Failing to Update Energy Efficiency Standards

August 4, 2020
Eighteen State AGs Oppose EPA Proposal That Would Discount Benefits, Inflate Costs of Clean Air Act Standards

July 2020

July 21, 2020
Twenty-One State AGs Challenge EPA Rule Curtailing States’ Rights Under the Clean Water Act

July 20, 2020
Twenty-One State AGs Sue EPA Over Rule that Undermines Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)

July 15, 2020
Final NEPA Rule Breaks Long-Standing Legal Promise that Citizens Have a Voice in Decisions on Major Projects

June 2020

June 30, 2020
Seventeen State AGs Urge EPA to Strengthen Standards for Nation’s Deadliest Air Pollutant

June 29, 2020
Sixteen State AGs Criticize Executive Order that Seeks to Waive Environmental Reviews of Major Infrastructure Projects

June 25, 2020
New Issue Brief: Enforcement of Environmental Regulations Drops to Historic Lows Under the Trump Administration

June 15, 2020
Bipartisan Coalition of 31 AGs Urges FERC to Reject Petition to Bring Solar Net Metering Under Federal Control

June 9, 2020
Coalition of State Attorneys General Ask Court to Halt Implementation of EPA’s ‘Nonenforcement Policy'

June 4, 2020
New Executive Order is a ‘Brazen Attempt to Suspend Our Democratic Principles and the Rule of Law’

June 1, 2020
Trump Administration Tramples on States’ Rights to Protect Water Quality Within Their Borders

May 2020

May 27, 2020
Twenty-Four State Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Weakened Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Standards

May 19, 2020
Eighteen Attorneys General Call on EPA to Abandon ‘Ill-Advised and Illegal’ Anti-Science Proposal

May 13, 2020
Coalition of State Attorneys General Sue EPA Over ‘Nonenforcement Policy’

May 12, 2020
Environmental Injustice Linked to Higher Rates of COVID-19 in Massachusetts

May 4, 2020
Eighteen Attorneys General File Lawsuit Challenging Narrowed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

April 2020

April 20, 2020
Coalition of State Attorneys General Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Roll Back Standards for Toxic Coal Ash Dumps

April 16, 2020
EPA Guts Legal Foundation of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)

April 15, 2020
Fourteen State Attorneys General Denounce EPA’s Suspension of Environmental Enforcement

April 7, 2020
Eight Attorneys General Call on EPA to Redo ‘Deeply Flawed’ Risk Assessment of Widely Used Pesticide

March 2020

March 31, 2020
Amid Worsening Pandemic, Trump Administration Rolls Back Car Fuel Efficiency Standards

March 20, 2020
Eleven State Attorneys General Slam Proposal to Roll Back Protections for Migratory Birds

March 17, 2020
Five State AGs Urge Administration to Forgo 'Sweeping and Unsupported' Changes to Regulatory Enforcement

March 11, 2020
20 Attorneys General Rail Against 'Unlawful, Unreasonable, and Unjustified' Attack on NEPA

February 2020

February 14, 2020
Ten State AGs Say EPA’s Proposed Drinking Water Standards are Insufficient to Protect Against Lead

February 12, 2020
Eleven State Attorneys General Push EPA to Strengthen Emissions Standards for Ethylene Oxide

January 2020

January 23, 2020
State Attorneys General React to Release of Final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

January 22, 2020
Twelve State Attorneys General Object to BLM’s Proposal to Expand Drilling in Alaskan Reserve

January 22, 2020
State Attorneys General Urge EPA to Scrap Pollution Control Rollbacks, Deadline Extensions for Toxic Coal Ash Ponds

January 14, 2020
Sixteen State Attorneys General Oppose Trump Administration Proposal to Transport Liquified Natural Gas on Nation’s Rail Lines

January 9, 2020
State Attorneys General Slam Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Attack on National Environmental Policy Act

December 2019

December 20, 2019
FERC Tramples on States' Rights, Approves Plan to Penalize Clean Energy, Subsidize Dirty Energy

December 16, 2019
Multistate Coalition Objects to Forest Service’s Proposed Removal of Protections for Ancient Alaskan Rainforest

December 9, 2019
New Report: State Attorneys General Reach Milestone in Defense of Health and Environmental Laws

December 3, 2019
Multistate Coalition Warns FERC Against Gutting Federal Law that Promotes Clean Energy

November 2019

November 25, 2019
Twenty-One AGs Blast EPA’s Unlawful Attempt to Stop Regulating Methane Emissions from Oil & Gas Industry

November 4, 2019
Sixteen State Attorneys General File Suit to Block Energy Department's Unlawful Rollback of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

October 2019

October 30, 2019
State Attorneys General Sue EPA to Cut Smog-Forming Pollution from Upwind States

October 22, 2019
23 State Attorneys General Assail EPA’s Proposal to Restrict States’ Rights to Protect Water Quality Within Their Borders

September 2019

September 27, 2019
New Report: State Attorneys General Empower the Growth of Clean Energy

September 25, 2019
Eighteen State Attorneys General File Suit Challenging Trump Administration’s Gutting of Endangered Species Act

September 19, 2019
State Attorneys General Denounce Trump Administration’s Attack on States’ Rights Under the Clean Air Act

September 12, 2019
EPA’s Backwards Two-Step to Eviscerate Clean Water Protections is the Wrong Dance Move

September 10, 2019
Ten AGs Oppose Energy Department's Proposed Rollback of Efficiency Standards for Furnaces and Water Heaters

August 2019

August 29, 2019
David J. Hayes Addresses EPA's Methane Announcement

August 27, 2019
State Attorneys General Weigh in to Defend National Environmental Policy Act Reviews

August 16, 2019
Eleven AGs Condemn EPA’s Plan to Gut Endangered Species Protections from Dangerous Pesticides

August 14, 2019
Twenty-Three AGs File Lawsuit Challenging EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule

August 12, 2019
David J. Hayes: Rollback of Endangered Species Act Protections a Reckless and Unlawful Assault on Wildlife

August 7, 2019
Six AGs Sue EPA Over Decision to Allow Dangerous Neurotoxin in Food

July 2019

July 30, 2019
Twenty-Two AGs Urge Congress to Address Immediate Legislative Needs in Response to PFAS Crisis

July 26, 2019
Fourteen AGs Blast EPA Guidance Limiting State Clean Water Act Permitting Authority

July 1, 2019
Eleven AGs Challenge EPA’s Refusal to Protect Public Health by Strengthening Asbestos Reporting Requirements

June 2019

June 19, 2019
Led by New York AG Letitia James, State Attorneys General Around the Country Promise to Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan Repeal

June 10, 2019
Eleven AGs Urge EPA to Maintain Longstanding Clean Water Act Protections Against Discharges Through Groundwater

June 10, 2019
California AG Xavier Becerra and New Mexico AG Hector Balderas Ask Court to Vacate Rollback of Methane Waste Prevention Rule

May 2019

May 28, 2019
Sixteen AGs Denounce Trump Administration’s Attempt to Limit State Authority Under the Clean Water Act

May 6, 2019
Fifteen AGs Call on Energy Department to Drop “Unlawful” Changes to Energy Conservation Program

May 3, 2019
Sixteen States Oppose Energy Department’s Unlawful Rollback of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

May 2, 2019
David J. Hayes: Interior's New Well Control Rule "Disheartening," Rolls Back Fundamental Safety Reforms

April 2019

April 26, 2019
Nine AGs Object to “Unwarranted” Proposal by NOAA Limiting State Authority Under the Coastal Zone Management Act 

April 18, 2019
Twenty-One AGs Oppose EPA Proposal to Undermine Legal Foundation of Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS)

April 16, 2019
Fifteen AGs Oppose EPA’s Unlawful “Dirty Water Rule” Removing Federal Protections from National Wetlands and Streams

April 15, 2019
David J. Hayes: The Federal Court's Decision to Vacate the Valuation Rule Portends Legal Trouble Ahead for the Trump Administration’s Deregulatory Agenda

March 2019

March 19, 2019
Twenty AGs Demand EPA Withdraw Proposal to Weaken Emissions Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants

March 14, 2019
Sixteen AGs Object to Trump Administration Plan for Oil & Gas Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

March 5, 2019
Special Report: Six Trump Administration Rollbacks Will Result in More than 200 Million Metric Tons of Additional GHG Emissions Each Year

January 2019

January 31, 2019
6 AGs Sue Trump Administration Over EPA’s “Unlawful” Decision to Close Out Interstate Smog Regulations

January 31, 2019
15 AGs Petition EPA for New Rule Removing Loopholes on Asbestos Reporting

January 15, 2019
7 AGs Object to EPA’s Proposal Delaying Phase Out of Dirty Wood Heaters

January 4, 2019
9 AGs Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Further Delay Enforcement of Methane Emissions Standards for Municipal Landfills

December 2018

December 20, 2018
9 AGs Join Lawsuit to Halt Damaging Oil & Gas Seismic Testing Along the Atlantic Coast

December 18, 2018
13 AGs Oppose EPA’s Indefensible Rollback of New Source Performance Standards for Methane for the Oil and Gas Industry

November 2018

November 27, 2018
David J. Hayes: EPA’s Delay of Compliance Requirements for Landfill Emission Rule is Morally and Legally Indefensible

November 20, 2018
11 AGs Join Fight to Prevent Trump Administration’s Unlawful Plan to Strip Protections from National Monuments

November 16, 2018
16 AGs Call on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Rollback of HFC Rule

November 14, 2018
David J. Hayes: EPA’s Rollback of Methane Based on Flawed Analysis

November 13, 2018
State Impact Center Launches New Health & Environmental Settlements Project

November 7, 2018
David J. Hayes: New State AGs Have Major Role to Play on Clean Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Laws

November 1, 2018
19 AGs Oppose EPA’s ‘Legally Flawed’ Rollback of the Clean Power Plan

October 2018

October 29, 2018
21 AGs Call on Trump Administration to Drop Proposed Rollback of Clean Car Standards

September 2018

September 25, 2018
10 AGs Reject Trump Administration’s Proposal to Dismantle Critical Endangered Species Act Protections

September 24, 2018
David J. Hayes: State Attorneys General Will Sue to Maintain Car Standards to Protect Public Health and the Environment and Save Consumers Billions in Gas Costs

September 18, 2018
David J. Hayes Comments on Interior's Rollback of Gas Venting and Flaring Rule

September 14, 2018
David J. Hayes Applauds Major Law Firms’ $15 Million Commitment in Pro Bono Legal Services to Clean Energy and Other Sustainability-Focused Innovations

September 6, 2018
8 AGs Sue Interior Over “Arbitrary and Capricious” Opinion Endangering Millions of Migratory Birds

August 2018

August 24, 2018
12 AGs Demand that EPA Not Gut Life-Saving Chemical Accident Protections

August 21, 2018
David J. Hayes: Clean Power Plan Replacement Is A Regulatory Fig Leaf

August 21, 2018
10 States Oppose CEQ’s Plan for NEPA Regulatory Overhaul

August 17, 2018
16 AGs Join Coalition in Opposition to EPA’s Anti-Science Rule

August 14, 2018
13 States Oppose EPA’s Plan to Stop Evaluating Public Health and Climate Change Costs

August 7, 2018
11 AGs Oppose Trump Administration Effort to Weaken Offshore Drilling Safety Requirements

August 2, 2018
20 AGs Commit to Challenge Trump Administration’s Unwarranted Rollback of Car Pollution Standards

July 2018

July 27, 2018
18 AGs Request Supreme Court to Confirm EPA Authority to Restrict Harmful HFCs

July 26, 2018
8 AGs Call Upon FERC to Undertake More Rigorous Economic and Environmental Reviews Before Green Lighting New Gas Pipelines

July 24, 2018
David J. Hayes: Endangered Species Act Represents Crucial Environmental Safeguard, Must be Protected

July 19, 2018
David J. Hayes: Court Ruling Stops Unlawful, Environmentally Damaging Give-Away to Glider Truck Manufacturers

June 2018

June 28, 2018
9 AGs Object to Pruitt's Removal of Independant Scientists from Advisory Committees

June 6, 2018
David J. Hayes: AGs are Fighting Wrongheaded, Unlawful Two-for-One Executive Order

June 1, 2018
David J. Hayes: No Legal Basis for Subsidizing Coal, Distorting Electricity Markets, and Penalizing Clean Energy

May 2018

May 30, 2018
Attorneys General Request Comment from National Academy of Sciences on EPA Anti-Science Rule 

May 22, 2018
Attorneys General: Don't Gut the Clean Water Act

May 10, 2018
10 Attorneys General Oppose Emergency Order for FirstEnergy in Comments to DOE

May 8, 2018
3 AGs Reject Energy Market Proposals That Would Raise Power Prices for Consumers and Discriminate Against State Clean Energy Policies

May 7, 2018 
8 Attorneys General Challenge EPA's Thinly-Veiled Attack on Science

May 1, 2018
18 AGs Sue EPA for Proposal to Roll Back Vehicle Emissions Standards

April 2018

April 27, 2018
19 State Attorneys General Oppose Clean Power Plan Repeal in New Comments

April 10, 2018
Scott Pruitt Faces New Lawsuit for Illegal Repeal of “Once In, Always In” Rule Restricting Toxic Air Pollution

April 5, 2018
Pruitt’s Deregulatory Agenda Stalled Once Again with New State Attorneys General Lawsuit

April 3, 2018
In New Declaration, 12 State Attorneys General “Strongly Oppose” EPA Rollback of Clean Car Standards

April 2, 2018
EPA Emissions Rollback Leaves State AGs Little Choice But to Fight Back

March 2018

March 26, 2018
Attorneys General Threaten to Sue EPA for Unlawful Delay of Rule that Helps Ensure Clean Air

March 23, 2018
Attorneys General: Don’t Water Down the Clean Water Act

March 12, 2018
NEW COURT RULING: Attorneys General Force EPA to Follow the Law

March 9, 2018
Attorneys General Fight Administration's Offshore Drilling Plans

February 2018

February 28, 2018
18 Attorneys General Oppose New EPA Rulemaking on Clean Power Plan

February 27, 2018
NEW REPORT: State AGs Have Taken 80 Actions to Protect Environment, Climate & Clean Energy

February 22, 2018
State Impact Center Applauds AG Becerra's New Bureau of Environmental Justice

February 6, 2018
Attorneys General Sue EPA to Block "Unlawful" Delay of Clean Water Rule

February 1, 2018
12 State AGs to Zinke: Terminate Offshore Drilling Plans

January 2018

January 30, 2018
AGs Oppose Ditching Drilling Safety Protections Established After Deepwater Horizon Disaster 

January 24, 2018
California AG Becerra Sues Administration Over Repeal of Fracking Rule

January 10, 2018
State AGs to FERC: Tax Cuts Should Benefit Customers, Not Utilities

January 9, 2018
State AGs: Scott Pruitt Has "Irreparably Tainted" Clean Power Plan Repeal 

January 8, 2018
Rejection of Trump's Coal Bailout Marks Win for State Attorneys General

January 5, 2018
State Attorneys General Seek to Slam Brakes on EPA Rollback of Truck Rule 

January 4, 2018
Attorneys General Respond to Trump Administration's Drilling Plans

January 4, 2018
State Attorneys General Oppose New Offshore Drilling Plans

January 2, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: States To Host Their Own Clean Power Plan Hearings After EPA Ignores Requests 

December 2017

December 21, 2017
Attorneys General Oppose Debilitating EPA Budget Cuts and Anti-Environment Riders 

December 19, 2017
Attorneys General Sue BLM for Illegally Suspending Methane Waste Prevention Rule

December 15, 2017
11 Attorneys General Oppose 2-Year Delay of Clean Water Rule in New Comments

December 13, 2017
3 More Attorneys General Selected to Boost Legal Work on Energy, Environment & Climate

December 4, 2017
State AGs Challenge Trump's Legal Power to Shrink National Monuments

November 2017

November 28, 2017
State Attorneys General Ready to Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan Repeal

November 22, 2017
11 Attorneys General Oppose National Parks Fee Increase in New Comments Filed Today

November 3, 2017
David J. Hayes: Trump Administration Should Listen to its Own Climate Science Report 

October 2017

October 25, 2017
David J. Hayes: Interior’s Leaked Strategic Plan “Reckless”

October 17, 2017
Flood Standard Should Be Reinstated ASAP to Protect Residents & Taxpayers

October 17, 2017
7 Attorney General Offices Selected to Participate in New State Impact Center’s NYU Law Fellowship Program

October 9, 2017
State Attorneys General to Fight Repeal of Clean Power Plan 

October 3, 2017
Former Obama Administration and California AG Xavier Becerra Officials Join New State Energy & Environmental Impact Center 

September 2017

September 27, 2017
NEW MEDIUM POST: State Attorneys General Playing Unmatched Role Advocating for Environmental Values and the Rule of Law  


September 2021

September 27, 2021
Twenty Two AGs and Six Cities Urge EPA to Adopt More Stringent National Vehicle Emissions Standards

September 15, 2021
State AGs Support DOE Energy Efficiency Efforts; Urge Further Improvements to DOE’s Process Rule

September 2021

September 27, 2021
Twenty Two AGs and Six Cities Urge EPA to Adopt More Stringent National Vehicle Emissions Standards

September 15, 2021
State AGs Support DOE Energy Efficiency Efforts; Urge Further Improvements to DOE’s Process Rule

September 2021

September 27, 2021
Twenty Two AGs and Six Cities Urge EPA to Adopt More Stringent National Vehicle Emissions Standards

September 15, 2021
State AGs Support DOE Energy Efficiency Efforts; Urge Further Improvements to DOE’s Process Rule