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 9, 2021
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey launched a public information campaign to curb illegal idling. The campaign, which will inform the public of the health hazards associated with idling, focuses specifically on protecting environmental justice...
August 5, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of twenty-four states and seven cities in opposing certiorari at the Supreme Court in a case about the Trump-era rollback of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas limits for power...
July 6, 2021
California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing comments to support the EPA’s proposal to restore California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act to establish its own...
June 21, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in submitting comments supporting the use of the social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHG) as a standardized metric for considering and addressing climate impacts caused by GHG...
May 26, 2021
Nine AGs Submitted Comments Urging FERC to Consider Emissions and Environmental Justice in Pipeline Project Certification
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of nine attorneys general in filing comments on how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should revise its policy for new natural gas pipeline projects. The AGs urged the Commission to craft a...
May 24, 2021
Five AGs Filed Comments Urging Army Corps of Engineers to More Carefully Evaluate Formosa Plastics Plant
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of five attorneys general in submitting comments to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the agency’s reevaluation of the permits granted to the Formosa Plastics petrochemical plant in St. James...
April 26, 2021
Twenty-One AGs Sent Letter in Support of Congressional Review Act Resolution to Restore EPA Regulations on Methane Emissions
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing support for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to invalidate the Trump administration’s rescission of controls on...
March 15, 2021
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing a petition for reconsideration of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “significant contribution” rule that set an arbitrary, three percent sector-by-sector...
February 16, 2021
February 1, 2021