Insights

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    Tracking Transmission Reform

    Updated May 23, 2024

    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.

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    AG Actions Database

    Updated May 6, 2024
    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.

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    Plastics Litigation Tracker

    Updated April 9, 2024

    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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    Supporting State Commissions: Senior Advisor Program

    Launched December 1, 2023

    This nonpartisan Senior Advisor Program builds capacity at state public utility commissions by supporting relationships between current public utility commissioners and experienced former commissioners. The participating commissioners drive this flexible program, allowing them to focus on addressing their most pressing needs and challenges.

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    AGs Advancing State and National Environmental Protections: An Overview of Current Actions

    This resource is focused on AG involvement in litigation and regulatory matters advancing climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy. It tracks the status of active cases and regulatory matters; describes AG engagement; and, where possible, flags what to expect as these matters progress.

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    Rounding Up the 2023 Regulatory Process with #StateImpactAlert

    This past year has seen federal agencies take significant actions on climate and clean energy, while state attorneys general (AGs) continue to push the Biden administration to finalize stronger rules. Our #StateImpactAlert hashtag on X helps us keep track of these actions and provide the data to folks interested in engaging with actions that may affect their lives.

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

    Updated December 8, 2023
    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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    Expanding AG EJ Practice — A Resource

    Updated July 26, 2023

    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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    Tracking Pro-Environmental Federal Litigation by AGs

    Updated April 6, 2023

    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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    FERC Judicial Review Tracker

    Updated September 1, 2022

    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.

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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.