Attorney General Actions
State attorneys general are working to advance clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies. Use the filters below to search actions of regional and national significance taken by state attorneys general since 2017. To alert us to an action that should be added to our database, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 22, 2021
Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit against agrochemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for damaging the state's natural resources through its manufacturing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The lawsuit sought to...
September 14, 2021
Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a group of fossil fuel companies for violating Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleges that the companies concealed crucial information and disseminated...
June 25, 2021
Illinois AG Filed Lawsuit and Interim Order Against Company Responsible for Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit against and secured an agreed interim order with Phillips 66, a company whose facility released dangerous sulfur dioxide emissions. In the lawsuit, AG Raoul alleged that Phillip 66's activity posed a...
June 24, 2021
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced a civil judgment against a company responsible for emitting uncontrolled emissions of mercury from its facility. Mercury, which is classified as a persistent bio-accumulative toxic substance, poses health...
June 22, 2021
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit against Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC, for the unlawful and unsafe disposal of coal ash from the Vermillion Power Station. AG Raoul partnered with the State’s Attorney of Vermilion County, where the...
May 10, 2021
New Jersey AG Filed Nine Environmental Enforcement Lawsuits With Focus on Protecting Environmental Justice Communities
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed nine environmental enforcement lawsuits against property owners and other parties responsible for a range of air and water pollution issues and other environmental harms at locations across the state. Seven...
April 6, 2021
Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor filed a lawsuit in state court against 3M, DuPont, Chemours, Arkema and numerous other chemical manufacturers and affiliated companies over contamination of the state's natural resources with per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
March 29, 2021
New Mexico AG Filed Lawsuit Against Nuclear Regulatory Commission Over Licensing Proceedings for Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for exceeding its authority under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act by holding licensing proceedings for a proposed interim nuclear waste storage...
March 15, 2021
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan filed a lawsuit against an individual who removed trees and brush from publicly owned state park land without authorization. The complaint notes that the individual owns property bordering Hazen's Notch State Park, and...
January 19, 2021