A New Look for a Busy Year

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If you are inter­est­ed in attor­ney gen­er­al work on cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, clean ener­gy, and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, the State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Center’s web­site is a resource you should know about.

Just relaunched at stateim​pact​cen​ter​.org, it has a num­ber of excit­ing fea­tures. The AG Actions Data­base con­tains over 700 items cat­a­loging AG com­ments, briefs, and law­suits. There are near­ly 100 from 2022 so far in the data­base. You can fil­ter and search the con­tent to see AG activ­i­ty at dif­fer­ent agen­cies, in their states, and in court. 

State Involve­ment in 2022*

map of states with AGs involved in pro-environmental actions
pie chart breaking down AG actions in 2022 by state and federal-level actions. 65.7% state and 34.3% federal

There are 102 actions in the data­base from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022 through May 25, 2022, includ­ing 35 fed­er­al-lev­el actions and 67 state-lev­el actions. 

*We strive to include all rel­e­vant AG activ­i­ty, but can­not guar­an­tee that the data pre­sent­ed from the data­base is comprehensive.

Expand­ing AG EJ Prac­tice dis­cuss­es how AGs are incor­po­rat­ing envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice into their work. This joint project with WE ACT for Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice explores state-lev­el map­ping projects, as well as how dif­fer­ent offices are tak­ing up EJ work. The resource cur­rent­ly fea­tures EJ work in Cal­i­for­nia, New Jer­sey, Illi­nois, New Mex­i­co, Vir­ginia, and Wash­ing­ton. Check back for updates on addi­tion­al states and new media cov­er­age of state EJ work. 

Anoth­er resource, Track­ing Trans­mis­sion Reform, is a go-to source of infor­ma­tion on what the Fed­er­al Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­mis­sion (FERC) is doing on elec­tric trans­mis­sion pol­i­cy – and these days, it’s a lot. Take a deep­er dive into FERC work with our FERC Judi­cial Review Track­er or check out our FERC-relat­ed events to learn more about this agency with such a promi­nent role in clean ener­gy and cli­mate policy. 

Please drop us a line if you have any ques­tions, want to sug­gest some­thing we should add, or think we should work together. 

The Cen­ter is par­tic­u­lar­ly grate­ful to the com­mu­ni­ca­tions team, Car­los Minaya, Tier­naur Ander­son, and Soni Chaturve­di, for their work and cre­ativ­i­ty on this project.