Insights

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    Tracking Transmission Reform

    Updated 1.27.23
    Launched 10.29.21


    Transmission planning needs to change to support a clean, affordable, and equitable grid. Hear from state AGs on why transmission reform is a critical aspect of climate response, get background on how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is approaching its overhaul to the process, and stay up to date on how AGs are getting involved.

  • Projects Solar panels, transmission towers, and smoke.

    Expanding AG EJ Practice — A Resource

    Updated 1.9.23
    Launched 1.10.22


    This resource gives an overview of environmental justice and provides guidance for AG offices looking to set up or expand their work in the EJ practice area. It highlights influential moments in EJ history, provides a look into state mapping tools, identifies current federal and state EJ policies, and tracks EJ updates in the media.

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    Year In Review: 2022 at the State Impact Center


    Take a look back at 2022 at the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center.

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    AG Actions Database

    Updated 12.1.22
    Launched 1.19.17


    This database tracks actions of regional and national significance taken by state AGs to advance clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies since 2017. The database is updated on a monthly basis.

  • Reports

    A Role for State Attorneys General in a Just Transition

    Resources Updated 2.2.23
    Report Published 12.1.22


    This report considers how state attorneys general (AGs) can help ensure that the shift to renewable energy supports communities and leads to good climate jobs. The report provides insight into the role of AGs, highlights recent AG enforcement of workers’ rights and environmental protection, and offers additional ideas for what state attorneys general can do in relation to a just transition.

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    2021 and Beyond: Environment & Energy Cases Involving the Biden Administration

    Updated 11.7.22
    Launched 4.7.22


    This tracker col­lects court deci­sions on chal­lenges to fed­er­al actions relat­ed to ener­gy and the envi­ron­ment dur­ing the Biden admin­is­tra­tion. It will be updat­ed as new cases are brought and new deci­sions are released.

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    Tracking Pro-Environmental Federal Litigation by AGs

    Updated 10.19.22
    Launched 10.19.22


    This resource tracks pro-envi­ron­men­tal lit­i­ga­tion brought by AGs dur­ing the Biden and Trump admin­is­tra­tions, breaking down the wins & losses during each administration. The tracker will be updated as pending cases are resolved and new cases are brought.

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    Plastics Litigation Tracker

    Updated 10.3.22
    Launched 7.15.22


    The Plastics Litigation Tracker tracks cases addressing plastics across federal and state courts, including resolved and pending cases. The tracker will be updated as cases are resolved and new cases are filed.

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    FERC Judicial Review Tracker

    Updated 9.1.22
    Launched 2.14.22


    This tracker collects court decisions reviewing orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and includes the underlying orders in each case, information about the commissioner composition, and the outcome of judicial review. The tracker also includes brief analysis of the data.

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    Seeing the Dangers Ahead: Climate Risk Series


    A recap of our three-part vir­tu­al event series that pro­vid­ed essen­tial infor­ma­tion and tools to help reg­u­la­tors and advo­cates under­stand the lat­est avail­able pub­lic and pri­vate data about phys­i­cal, finan­cial, and tran­si­tion cli­mate risks.

  • Projects A timeline depicting the developments relating to FERC's Order No. 2222

    Are We There Yet? Getting Distributed Energy Resources to Markets


    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order Nos. 841 and 2222 are two landmark orders which aim to open organized wholesale markets to new technologies in the transition to a clean energy future. This issue brief rounds up efforts to implement the orders, showing where there has been progress, where there have been delays, and what is at stake.

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    PFAS Federal Legislation in the 117th Congress


    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are bioaccumulative and environmentally persistent, have been widely used in commercial applications since the 1950s, and have been linked to a series of human health harms. The widespread public exposure to dangerous levels of chemicals in drinking water and other potential pathways has triggered significant concern in Congress.