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

Statement on the November 6, 2018 election of new state attorneys general

November 7, 2018
Contact: Christopher Gray
(929) 333-6213

Washington, D.C.— David J. Hayes, Executive Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law and former Interior Deputy Secretary in the Obama and Clinton Administrations, released the following statement congratulating and welcoming new state attorneys general-elect across the United States:

“We applaud each and every candidate who chose to run for the office of state attorney general in yesterday’s election, and we welcome all of these new state elected officials. State attorneys general across the United States have been playing a key role in insisting that the federal government implement and enforce our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, for the benefit of all of our citizens. Many state attorneys general also are vigorously promoting state interests in the clean energy revolution, and in the legal and scientific imperatives of climate action. We look forward to continuing to work with all state attorneys general that are committed to applying the rule of law and advancing these principles in the months and years ahead.”

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center) is a non-partisan Center at the NYU School of Law that is dedicated to helping state attorneys general fight against regulatory rollbacks and advocate for clean energy, climate change, and environmental values and protections. It was launched in August 2017 with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. For more information, visit http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/state-impact.