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.
December 22, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with New York Governor Kathy Hochul, announced a grant of over $900,000 to environmental projects in Tonawanda, a city in New York that has long experienced negative environmental effects from a coke facility...
December 9, 2021
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion in response to a question of law posed by a state senator who helped pass Virginia’s Environmental Justice Act (EJA). The senator asked if the EJA must be considered by the Department of...
December 1, 2021
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh sent a letter informing Governor Hogan that the state’s Water Supply Program (WSP), which is responsible for ensuring safe drinking water, could be jeopardizing access to reliable water for millions of Maryland...
October 11, 2021
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the launch of an investigation in coordination with other state, local, and federal authorities to look into the Orange County oil spill in order to determine the cause of the environmental disaster.
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...
July 9, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 15 attorneys general in responding to the EPA’s June 8, 2021 motion for a voluntary remand of litigation over its determination that 11 uses of the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane pose no unreasonable...
April 28, 2021
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an expansion of his office’s Bureau of Environmental Justice, which was established in 2018 and was the first of its kind in a state AG’s office. The bureau will expand to include a total of 11 attorneys who...
March 9, 2021
Colorado AG Sent Letter to FERC in Support of Investigations into Potential Energy Market Manipulation During Winter Storms
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expressing support for the Commission’s efforts to “examin[e] wholesale natural gas and electricity market activity to determine if any market...
January 14, 2021
December 2, 2020