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.
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...
June 16, 2021
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha filed a motion to intervene in a case involving the proposed expansion of a liquified propane gas project, which developers argued does not require a full review by the RI Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)....
June 7, 2021
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and California Attorney General Rob Bonta led a coalition of 11 states in a settlement with EPA, requiring the chemical industry to provide reporting of their use of asbestos to better protect the public from...
May 26, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office reached agreements in its lawsuit against companies and individuals who had been illegally dumping construction waste in Brentwood, Long Island, securing $627,000 in damages. Beginning in...
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 29, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James secured a settlement with cement manufacturer Holcim Inc. over discharges of toxic pollutants from the company's cement plant in Ravena, New York, into tributaries of the Hudson River. Under the terms of the...
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...
April 28, 2021
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey secured a settlement requiring a construction materials supply company to pay $1.45 million in penalties for violations of the Massachusetts Clean Air Act related to illegal manufacturing of asbestos. The company...
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...