Projects

FERC Judicial Review Tracker

This tracker collects court decisions reviewing orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and includes the underlying orders in each case, information about the commissioner composition, and the outcome of judicial review. The tracker also includes brief analysis of the data, and will be updated as new decisions are issued and expanded to include prior years. Go to the tracker >>

Tracking Transmission Reform

Transmission planning needs to change to support a clean, affordable, and equitable grid. Hear from state attorneys general on why transmission reform is a critical aspect of climate response, get background on how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is approaching its overhaul to the process, and stay up to date on how attorneys general are getting involved. View the resource >>

Are We There Yet? Getting Distributed Energy Resources to Markets 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order Nos. 841 and 2222 are two landmark orders which aim to open organized wholesale markets to new technologies in the transition to a clean energy future. This issue brief rounds up efforts to implement the orders, showing where there has been progress, where there have been delays, and what is at stake. Read the Brief >>

PFAS Federal Legislation in the 117th Congress

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are bioaccumulative and environmentally persistent, have been widely used in commercial applications since the 1950s, and have been linked to a series of human health harms. The widespread public exposure to dangerous levels of chemicals in drinking water and other potential pathways has triggered significant concern in Congress. Read the Research >>

Climate Change & Public Health

The environmental impacts of climate change are well known: extreme weather, rising seas, and catastrophic wildfires, among others. Less appreciated is the climate change-caused health crisis. The impacts of climate change, and its primary cause — the burning of fossil fuels — have spawned a global public health crisis, exacerbated by the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks. Read the Research >>

The Health & Environmental Settlements Project

The Health & Environmental Settlements Project evaluates mechanisms that have been used by state AGs, Congress, and others to address the toughest large-scale health and environmental liability and compensation challenges over the last 50 years. The project aims to provide a comprehensive, independent analysis of prior settlement structures. View the Project >>

Past Projects

Midnight Watch Project
Tracking last-minute actions by the outgoing Trump administration on environmental, climate and energy issues during the presidential transition through Inauguration Day on January 20.


State of Play Reference Guide
A high-level overview of state AGs' involvement in ongoing rulemakings and litigation related to the Trump adminitration's environmental, climate and energy regulations, policies and decisions.

PFAS Federal Legislation in the 116th Congress
The widespread public exposure to dangerous levels of PFAS chemicals in drinking water and other potential pathways has triggered significant concern in Congress.


Guidance for States on Potential Steps to Opt Out of PJM’s Capacity Market
Assisting state attorneys general in evaluating whether and how to opt out of PJM's capacity market in response to FERC’s recent decision that penalizes state-supported clean energy resources.