AG Work

The State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter sup­ports state attor­neys gen­er­al in their work defend­ing and pro­mot­ing clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal laws and poli­cies. Through our research, reports, and events, we pro­vide state attor­neys gen­er­al with back­ground on crit­i­cal clean ener­gy and envi­ron­men­tal issues. 

We main­tain a data­base of admin­is­tra­tive, rule­mak­ing, and leg­isla­tive actions tak­en by attor­neys gen­er­al that involve clean ener­gy, cli­mate change and envi­ron­men­tal inter­ests of region­al and nation­al sig­nif­i­cance. We also describe these actions in a nar­ra­tive form, detail­ing the his­to­ry of lit­i­ga­tion, agency actions, and attor­ney gen­er­al respons­es across dif­fer­ent issue areas. And we assist inter­est­ed attor­neys gen­er­al through our Fel­lows Pro­gram. Our fel­lows are iden­ti­fied and hired by state attor­neys gen­er­al offices, and serve as spe­cial assis­tant attor­neys gen­er­al focus­ing on clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal mat­ters. NYU pays the salaries of the law fel­lows, but the fel­lows’ sole duty of loy­al­ty is to the attor­ney gen­er­al in whose office they serve. All work per­formed by the fel­lows is entire­ly iden­ti­fied and man­aged by their respec­tive AG offices.

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Actions

State attor­neys gen­er­al are work­ing to advance clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal laws and poli­cies. Our data­base allows you to search actions of region­al and nation­al sig­nif­i­cance tak­en by state attor­neys gen­er­al since 2017. Search our data­base or view recent actions by state using the map below.

Issues in Focus

Issues in Focus” tells the nar­ra­tive sto­ry of attor­neys gen­er­al advanc­ing pro­tec­tive envi­ron­men­tal, ener­gy, and cli­mate goals across nine issue areas.