#StateImpactAlert Makes Participating in Rulemaking Easy

A comic-book looking illustration of the white house with a giant retweet symbol behind it, and the words #StateImpactAlert.

The State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Center’s new report, The Proof is in the Poli­cies — 2021 Wins, offers an overview of how the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and courts moved for­ward on clean ener­gy, cli­mate, and the envi­ron­ment this year, and how AG involve­ment con­tributed to these advance­ments. Anoth­er way to get a snap­shot of progress in this area is by look­ing at the Center’s #StateIm­pactAlerts through­out 2021

In Jan­u­ary, the Cen­ter began using the hash­tag #StateIm­pactAlert to flag the lat­est sig­nif­i­cant cli­mate, ener­gy, and envi­ron­men­tal actions at var­i­ous fed­er­al agen­cies, as well as new com­ment dead­lines asso­ci­at­ed with them. In 2021, the Cen­ter tweet­ed near­ly 70 alerts flag­ging actions from 15 dif­fer­ent agencies.

#StateIm­pactAlert alerts will save you from hav­ing to comb through the Fed­er­al Reg­is­ter to stay up to date. The alerts include a brief descrip­tion of the action, the agency or agen­cies behind it, the dead­line for com­ments, the date of pub­lic meet­ings (if applic­a­ble), and the link to the pro­ceed­ing. Occa­sion­al­ly, a longer thread offer­ing back­ground on the rule and an expla­na­tion of its his­to­ry is also included. 

Here are the agen­cies cov­ered so far in this year’s #StateIm­pactAlert.

The alerts pri­mar­i­ly walked us through the ear­ly stages of agency actions, such as requests for infor­ma­tion, advanced notices of pro­posed rule­mak­ing, and notices of intent. There were also a good num­ber of pro­pos­als, many of which have been final­ized now.

Next year, as agen­cies issue more pro­posed rules and incor­po­rate com­ments, expect to see many more actions move out of the plan­ning stage and clos­er to being final­ized. When that hap­pens, keep an eye out for new alerts with addi­tion­al com­ment dead­lines, or the rule’s pub­li­ca­tion date and start dates.

To stay cur­rent on actions from these agen­cies and more, fol­low us on Twit­ter and enable noti­fi­ca­tions so that no time is wast­ed in get­ting involved on these crit­i­cal issues. And don’t for­get to read our new report, The Proof is in the Poli­cies — 2021 Wins.

The Proof is in the Policies — 2021 Wins