Legally Speaking

Legal­ly Speak­ing is our bi-week­ly newslet­ter that pro­vides time­ly updates on state attor­neys gen­er­al fil­ings, hear­ings, deci­sions, or oth­er notable devel­op­ments on clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal matters.

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WOTUS, SCOTUS, and Pigs, Oh My!

A preview of environmental cases this term at SCOTUS; AGs secure big energy efficiency win; EPA launches new EJ office; Formosa permits revoked; and more.

EJ Statutes Grow at the State Level

Environmental Justice statutes have been on the rise in some states, with room to grow; AGs urge federal government to cut single-use plastics; renewable expansion in New England; and more.

It's Gettin' Hot in Here: Extreme Heat and Urban Heat Islands

Take a break; Urban heat islands; AGs push for heavy-duty trucks regulations; Congress acts on climate; and more.

Any (Major) Questions? Environmental Law at the Supreme Court

What WV v EPA really says; AGs turn up heat on consumer protection; offshore wind breezes along.

Plugging in to Opportunities for a Resilient Grid

Efforts at FERC and by states for a more resilient, equitable grid; AGs push to regulate smog-causing emissions; EPA to regulate PFAS; and more.

A New Look for a Busy Year

New website; AGs urge CEQ to include critical context in EJ Screening Tool; DOE report on small-scale wind energy projects; and more.

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Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Heat, Nor...Gas-Powered Fleet

AGs sue USPS; states support social cost of carbon; EPA considers regulating PVC; and more.

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Food For Thought: A Case for Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture; AGs urge FERC to assess climate & EJ for natural gas projects; PA to join GHG initiative; Court declines pipeline review; and more.

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What We're Watching: FERC Edition

Highlights from FERC's gas, consumer protection, and electricity market work; AGs call for stronger aircraft PM regulations; SCOTUS reinstates Trump-era CWA rule; and more.

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The "Goldilocks" Approach to Transmission Cost Allocation

AGs call for fair utility costs; SEC climate disclosure rule; ruling on social cost of carbon; more.

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Okay, So We Gonna Talk About Bru...Climate Risk?

SEC on climate risk; AGs push for stronger fuel efficiency rules; EPA considers chemical recycling regulations; and more.

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Don't Wait 'Til Cows Come Home: State Actions on Climate-Neutral Agriculture

Climate neutral agriculture; AGs call for better WOTUS definition; DOI focus on DEIA; more.

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The Earth is Green, Water is Blue, Is Environmental Law the Career for You?

AGs support CH4 regs; EPA faces air quality review suit; Gulf drilling lease canceled; more.

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Will You Look at Your Gas Stove Differently After Reading This?

Gas stoves, climate, & health; AGs demand worker heat protection; call for EJ in LA; and more.

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Confronting Environmental Justice: A Look at State Approaches

New resource on EJ at AGOs; AGs on FERC pipeline policy; EPA to strengthen coal ash rules.

Ear­li­er Issues


Decem­ber 16, 2021 — The Vir­tu­al Coal in Your Stock­ing
The envi­ron­men­tal impact of cryp­tocur­ren­cy; AGs pro­tect migra­to­ry birds; Biden admin­is­tra­tion’s new exec­u­tive order; and more.

Decem­ber 2, 2021 — Watch­ing FERC and Watch­ing the Courts
Recent hap­pen­ings at FERC; AGs advo­cate for improved trans­mis­sion plan­ning process; Biden pro­ceeds with oil drilling on pub­lic lands; and more.

Novem­ber 11, 2021 Hal­loween is Over, Watch Out for the Left­over Zom­bies
Supreme Court to hear case on Clean Air Act; EPA pro­pos­es to cut methane pol­lu­tion; US agrees to stop financ­ing fos­sil fuels abroad; and more. 

Octo­ber 28, 2021 — Tricks, Treats, and Trans­mis­sion
Ener­gy jus­tice and trans­mis­sion reform; new web resource; AGs call on EPA to reg­u­late smog-caus­ing emis­sions; new PFAS roadmap from EPA,
and more.

Octo­ber 7, 2021 — Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy in States and Beyond
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy in states; coali­tion calls for clean­er cars; SEC asks for cli­mate impacts; and more. 

Sep­tem­ber 23, 2021 — Cli­mate Progress at Cli­mate Week
Cli­mate action by state AGs; coali­tion calls for fuel econ­o­my stan­dard penal­ties; FERC lets Spire pipeline flow; and more. 

Sep­tem­ber 9, 2021 — The Cli­mate Moment
Capi­tol Hill activ­i­ty; Army Corps orders envi­ron­men­tal review of For­mosa; HHS unveils new office; and more. 

August 12, 2021 — Going With the Flow Does­n’t Cut It Any­more
FERC may be chang­ing its approach to approv­ing pipelines; AGs fight for author­i­ty to pro­tect state waters; new vehi­cle emis­sions stan­dards; and more.

July 15, 2021 — When a Win­dow Unit Isn’t Cool Enough
The poten­tial of heat pump tech­nol­o­gy; AGs sup­port EPA’s recon­sid­er­a­tion of CA Waiv­er; largest off­shore wind pro­pos­al; and more.

July 1, 2021 — A Supreme Court Roundup on States and Envi­ron­men­tal Law
An envi­ron­men­tal SCO­TUS roundup; new issue brief from the State Impact Cen­ter; AGs com­ment on trans­mis­sion incen­tives; a look at pipelines; and more.

June 17, 2021 — Get­ting to a Clean­er Grid
Changes in capac­i­ty mar­kets; AGs set­tle with EPA on asbestos report­ing; EPA pro­pos­es PFAS report­ing require­ments; and more.

June 3, 2021 — AGs and Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice
State AGs focus on envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice; new Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­bers; AGs press FERC on pipeline pol­i­cy; Biden backs Alas­ka oil project; and more.

May 20, 2021 — A Whirl­wind of Activ­i­ty at Inte­ri­or
Vine­yard Wind moves ahead, and oth­er devel­op­ments from Inte­ri­or; AGs call on EPA to expand PFAS mon­i­tor­ing; EPA seeks region­al input on fed­er­al water pro­tec­tions; and more. 

May 6, 2021 — Shift­ing Gears, Dri­ving Progress
Sur­vey­ing the road ahead on vehi­cle emis­sions stan­dards; AGs sup­port CRA res­o­lu­tion to restore methane regs; major chlor­pyri­fos deci­sion; and more.

April 22, 2021 — Fol­low the Lead­ers
State AGs reflect and look ahead on cli­mate action; AGs urge EPA to address lead con­t­a­m­i­na­tion; Inte­ri­or freezes roy­al­ty reform roll­back; and more.

April 8, 2021 — Bold Ambi­tions, Strong Foun­da­tions
As infra­struc­ture moves ahead, fun­da­men­tals still mat­ter; nuclear stor­age site draws law­suit; ques­tions about gas drilling in SF Bay area; and more.

March 25, 2021 — Pres­i­den­tial Prece­dent and the Cost of Car­bon
Valu­ing cli­mate costs; AGs chal­lenge GHG thresh­old rule; shap­ing ener­gy effi­cien­cy pri­or­i­ties; FERC sets key emis­sions analy­sis prece­dent; and more.

March 11, 2021 — The Cli­mate in Con­gress
Capi­tol Hill turns to the cli­mate cri­sis, with oppor­tu­ni­ties for AGs; state AGs press EPA on ozone, lead pipes; leg­is­la­tion to watch; and more. 

Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021 — The Pow­er Grid in Focus
Cli­mate, jus­tice and equi­ty at FERC; AGs back stronger pro­tec­tions for gas pipeline chal­lengers; an inno­v­a­tive new pro­gram from NYPSC; and more. 

Feb­ru­ary 11, 2021 — Wheels of Change
Biden admin­is­tra­tion sets new tone on cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice; state AGs con­tin­ue vital on-the-ground enforce­ment efforts; and more.

Jan­u­ary 28, 2021 — Per­se­ver­ance and New Begin­nings
Look­ing ahead to a new era; state AGs file nine law­suits chal­leng­ing mid­night reg­u­la­to­ry actions by the out­go­ing Trump admin­is­tra­tion; and more.

Jan­u­ary 7, 2021 — Full Court Press
New report from the State Impact Cen­ter; AGs file ami­cus briefs on cli­mate lia­bil­i­ty, CWA Nation­wide Per­mit 12; Arc­tic Refuge lease sale; and more.


Decem­ber 3, 2020 — A Time­ly Teach-In
Arc­tic Refuge lease sale sched­uled; push­ing ener­gy mar­kets toward decar­boniza­tion; AGs add endan­gered species claim to NEPA chal­lenge; and more.

Novem­ber 12, 2020 — Mid­night Watch Project
Last-minute actions by the out­go­ing admin­is­tra­tion; AGs sue over ener­gy effi­cien­cy fail­ures; law­suits over PFAS, PCB con­t­a­m­i­na­tion; and more.

Octo­ber 29, 2020 — Health and Envi­ron­men­tal Hor­rors
A new book from the State Impact Cen­ter; Mass­a­chu­setts AG marks mile­stone 200 actions; AGs call for mean­ing­ful air­plane emis­sions stan­dards; and more.

Octo­ber 15, 2020 — Com­pli­ance? Option­al
Ero­sion of envi­ron­men­tal enforce­ment; AGs defend habi­tat des­ig­na­tions, state clean water author­i­ty; EPA rescinds long-stand­ing air pol­i­cy; and more.

Octo­ber 1, 2020 — A Weak Hand: ACE Rule’s Day in Court
ACE v. CPP: 3 things to watch for in next week’s argu­ments; state AGs file ami­cus brief in Dako­ta Access lit­i­ga­tion; Ton­gass pro­tec­tions in jeop­ardy; and more.

Sep­tem­ber 17, 2020 — What’s the State of Play?
A flur­ry of major legal actions by state AGs on NEPA, Arc­tic Refuge, Endan­gered Species Act, methane reg­u­la­tions, Chesa­peake Bay and more.

August 20, 2020 — When Our Forests Are Gone
Lessons from Alas­ka; AGs notch win in defense of migra­to­ry birds; AGs chal­lenge LNG-by-rail rule; Arc­tic Refuge drilling plan moves for­ward; and more.

August 6, 2020 — It’s Not NEPA, It’s You
The admin­is­tra­tion’s NEPA hypocrisy; AGs blast plan to skew Clean Air Act cost-ben­e­fit; two FERC nom­i­nees, at last; EPA OIG inves­ti­ga­tion; and more.

July 23, 2020 — Tired of Win­ning’ Yet?
Two major court defeats for the admin­is­tra­tion; big win for NY AG on cross-state pol­lu­tion; mixed bag for clean ener­gy at FERC; and more.

July 9, 2020 — Pipeline Plat­i­tudes
The truth behind recent pipeline deci­sions; AGs press EPA to tight­en PM stan­dards, reg­u­late O&G methane; CA adopts new elec­tric truck rule; and more.

June 25, 2020 — June­teenth & the Pur­suit of Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice
Envi­ron­men­tal racism and NEPA; A Pass to Pol­lute; AGs weigh in on net meter­ing, rooftop solar; FERC plans car­bon pric­ing con­fer­ence; and more.

June 11, 2020 — Tox­i­cs, Under the Radar
EPA’s fail­ure to pro­tect the pub­lic from tox­ic sub­stances; AGs seek halt to EPA non-enforce­ment pol­i­cy;’ new infra­struc­ture exec­u­tive order; and more.

May 28, 2020 — COVID & Cars: The Ben­e­fits of Rules
COVID, cars and the dan­gers of dereg­u­la­tion’; AGs chal­lenge weak­ened car rule; AGs blast secret sci­ence’ pro­pos­al; lim­its on EPA guid­ance; and more.

May 14, 2020 — Unequal Effects
Envi­ron­men­tal injus­tice and COVID-19; AGs chal­lenge EPA non-enforce­ment’ pol­i­cy, nar­rowed WOTUS rule; new ques­tions about SAFE Vehi­cles rule; and more.

April 30, 2020 — Why Are Fed­er­al Ener­gy Reg­u­la­tors’ Dis­re­spect­ing States’ Rights?
FERC encroach­ment on states’ ener­gy pre­rog­a­tives; AGs file open­ing brief in ACE lit­i­ga­tion; net meter­ing, roof-top solar growth at risk; and more.

April 16, 2020 — Lead­er­ship in a Cri­sis
Lessons from the Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon dis­as­ter; Earth Day at 50; AGs push back on EPA non-enforce­ment pol­i­cy; CWA Sec. 401 rule under review; and more.

April 2, 2020 — Flat­ten the (Cli­mate) Curve
Flat­ten­ing the cli­mate curve; AGs blast fuel effi­cien­cy roll­back, pro­pos­al to weak­en MBTA pro­tec­tions; EPA waives enforce­ment amid pan­dem­ic; and more.

March 19, 2020 — Our Health
Air pol­lu­tion and our health; AGs denounce attacks on NEPA, reg­u­la­to­ry enforce­ment; DOJ ends use of pop­u­lar envi­ron­men­tal set­tle­ment tool; and more.

March 5, 2020 — Ener­gy & Cul­ture Wars
The admin­is­tra­tion’s lat­est cul­ture war; AGs con­tin­ue fight for light­bulb effi­cien­cy stan­dards; EPA and Inte­ri­or’s new anti-sci­ence rules; and more.

Feb­ru­ary 20, 2020 — Reduc­ing Cor­po­rate Envi­ron­men­tal Account­abil­i­ty
Cor­po­rate envi­ron­men­tal account­abil­i­ty; states urge stronger lead, eth­yl­ene oxide rules; lat­est PFAS set­tle­ment; White House bud­get cuts; and more. 

Feb­ru­ary 6, 2020 — Ide­ol­o­gy Trumps Sci­ence in Clean Water Roll­back
WOTUS rule defies sci­ence; AGs sue EPA over chem­i­cal acci­dent rule roll­back; Inte­ri­or Depart­ment moves to severe­ly weak­en bird pro­tec­tions; and more. 

Jan­u­ary 23, 2020 — The Admin­is­tra­tion’s Dereg­u­la­tion Agen­da is Increas­ing Amer­i­cans’ Risk of Injury and Death
Haz­ards of LNG by rail; AGs oppose expand­ed leas­ing in Alas­ka reserve; new cross-state air pol­lu­tion law­suits; ben­e­fits of declin­ing coal; and more.

Jan­u­ary 9, 2020 — Cut­ting the Heart out of NEPA
CEQ pro­pos­es reg­u­la­tions restrict­ing NEPA reviews; AGs chal­lenge WOTUS roll­back; EPA Sci­ence Advi­so­ry Board crit­i­cizes analy­sis of major pro­pos­als; and more.


Decem­ber 19, 2019 — The Cli­mate Trav­es­ty Unfold­ing Before Our Eyes
Wrong direc­tion on GHG emis­sions reduc­tions; AGs object to pro­posed removal of Ton­gass pro­tec­tions; FERC deals major blow to clean ener­gy; and more.

Decem­ber 5, 2019 — Coal in Your Stock­ings
AGs blast roll­back of methane emis­sions reg­u­la­tions, sue over clean car stan­dards; EPA con­sid­ers adding PFAS to Tox­i­cs Release Inven­to­ry; and more.

Novem­ber 14, 2019 — EPA is Mess­ing with Sci­ence, Again
EPA tries to ditch sci­ence; light­bulb effi­cien­cy roll­backs; fed­er­al judge rules for AGs in land­fill methane case, anoth­er suit on PFAS; and more. 

Octo­ber 31, 2019 — A Hal­loween Mes­sage: Stop the Scary Safe­ty Roll­backs
Scary safe­ty roll­backs; reg­u­lat­ing bomb trains”; states’ author­i­ty on clean ener­gy and clean water; tox­ic Super­fund cleanup lit­i­ga­tion; and more.

Octo­ber 17, 2019 — Like It or Not, the Pow­er Sec­tor is Decar­boniz­ing
States’ ener­gy mix­es con­tin­ue to shift toward clean sources; AGs inter­vene to defend EPA’s author­i­ty to reg­u­late green­house gas­es; AGs weigh in on New Source Review per­mit­ting; and more.

Octo­ber 3, 2019 — New Report: Clean Ener­gy Issues Are on the Dock­et for State Attor­neys Gen­er­al
New report on state AGs and clean ener­gy; AGs sue to defend Endan­gered Species Act; AGs fight with­draw­al of CA auto emis­sions author­i­ty; FERC pro­pos­es PUR­PA rule changes; and more.

Sep­tem­ber 19, 2019 — The Trump Admin­is­tra­tion’s Car Wreck
EPA revokes CA auto emis­sions author­i­ty; AGs con­tin­ue defense of effi­cien­cy stan­dards; EPA rolls back WOTUS; BLM releas­es Arc­tic Refuge EIS; and more.

Sep­tem­ber 5, 2019 — Methane, Moth­er­hood & Apple Pie
EPA pro­pos­es roll­back of methane emis­sions reg­u­la­tions; DOE rolls back light­bulb effi­cien­cy rule; AGs weigh in to defend NEPA reviews; new devel­op­ments on land­fill methane; and more.

August 22, 2019 — State Attor­neys Gen­er­al Stand Up for Con­ser­va­tion
State AGs advo­cate for con­ser­va­tion & endan­gered species; states chal­lenge ACE pow­er plant emis­sions rule; Roy­al­ty Pol­i­cy Com­mit­tee deci­sion; and more.

August 8, 2019 — DOE’s Lat­est Attempt to Neuter Its Statu­to­ry Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy Respon­si­bil­i­ties
Judge rules AGs have stand­ing to chal­lenge MBTA changes; states press Con­gress to address PFAS cri­sis; AGs defend EPA advi­so­ry com­mit­tees; and more.

July 25, 2019 — State AGs Mak­ing the Case for Cli­mate Opti­mism
State AGs and cli­mate opti­mism; new devel­op­ments in fight over Clean Car Stan­dards; AGs file ami­cus in Maui Clean Water Act case; and more.

July 11, 2019 — States are Keep­ing Coop­er­a­tive Fed­er­al­ism” Alive
State attor­neys gen­er­al pledge to fight ACE rule; MA & CA lead suit on asbestos report­ing require­ments; Cana­da adopts CA car stan­dards; FOIA integri­ty issues; and more.

June 20, 2019 — Pro­tect­ing Species Means Admit­ting We Have a Cli­mate Change Prob­lem
The Endan­gered Species Act in a chang­ing cli­mate; AGs press BLM on coal leas­ing impacts, methane waste; AGs rebuke EPA ground­wa­ter guid­ance; and more.

June 6, 2019 — Buck­le Your Seat Belts: The Most Dan­ger­ous Envi­ron­men­tal Roll­backs Are On Deck
Vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in the admin­is­tra­tion’s most dan­ger­ous roll­backs; states lead­ing response to PFAS cri­sis; cli­mate sci­ence under threat; and more.

May 23, 2019 — The U.S. Is Tak­ing on the Cli­mate Cri­sis – No Thanks to the Trump Admin­is­tra­tion
A case for cli­mate opti­mism; AGs push back against EPA bud­get cuts; legal and con­gres­sion­al devel­op­ments on PFAS; a FOIA court vic­to­ry; and more.

May 9, 2019 — The Admin­is­tra­tion is Dis­re­spect­ing States’ Envi­ron­men­tal & Ener­gy Rights
An overview of threats to states’ ener­gy and envi­ron­men­tal author­i­ty; a new clean ener­gy op-ed; a major win on methane emis­sions; and more.

April 25, 2019 — Anoth­er Impor­tant Court Win, With Legs
David J. Hayes on the admin­is­tra­tion’s approach to rule­mak­ing; 15 AGs oppose EPA Dirty Water Rule;” 21 AGs defend MATS air pol­lu­tion rule; and more.

April 11, 2019 — Decep­tions May Sink Plans to Drill for Oil in the Arc­tic Refuge
David J. Hayes on flaws in Inte­ri­or’s approach to Arc­tic Refuge drilling; states chal­lenge Two-for-One exec­u­tive order; new study from the Insti­tute for Pol­i­cy Integri­ty; and more.

March 28, 2019 — Learn­ing from the Past to Help Resolve Future Health & Envi­ron­men­tal Chal­lenges
An update on the Health & Envi­ron­men­tal Set­tle­ments Project; AGs defend states’ author­i­ty over water qual­i­ty per­mit­ting; a rehear­ing on chlor­pyri­fos; and more.

March 14, 2019 — New Report: Cli­mate & Health Show­down in the Courts: State Attor­neys Gen­er­al Pre­pare to Fight
Announc­ing a new Spe­cial Report; AGs oppose plan to drill in the Arc­tic Refuge; AGs seek pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tions to block seis­mic test­ing; and more.

Feb­ru­ary 21, 2019 — Every­one is a Fan of Sav­ing Ener­gy… Except the Trump Admin­is­tra­tion
David J. Hayes on ener­gy effi­cien­cy stan­dards; 18 states chal­lenge EPA’s Clean Car Stan­dards roll­back; Mass­a­chu­setts Attor­ney Gen­er­al Healey advo­cates for off­shore wind; and more.

Feb­ru­ary 7, 2019 — PFAS — An Oppor­tu­ni­ty for EPA Lead­er­ship
EPA’s PFAS Man­age­ment Plan; New York Attor­ney Gen­er­al Leti­tia James sues EPA over upwind pol­lu­tion; Col­orado & Michi­gan With­draw from Clean Pow­er Plan law­suit; and more.

Jan­u­ary 24, 2019 — State Attor­neys Gen­er­al Are Clear­ing the Way for Clean Ener­gy
States are lead­ing the clean ener­gy rev­o­lu­tion; Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Xavier Becer­ra leads $800M diesel emis­sions scan­dal set­tle­ment; seis­mic test­ing per­mits on hold; and more.

Jan­u­ary 10, 2019 — The Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Stakes in 2019 Couldn’t be High­er
Bipar­ti­san coali­tion of state attor­neys gen­er­al oppose seis­mic test­ing in the Atlantic; State Impact Cen­ter Exec­u­tive Direc­tor David J. Hayes out­lines key issues of 2019; and more.


Decem­ber 13, 2018 — Cli­mate Change and the Law
New Jer­sey Attor­ney Gen­er­al Gur­bir Gre­w­al launch­es new Envi­ron­men­tal Enforce­ment and Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice sec­tion; State Impact Cen­ter launch­es new web­site; and more.

Novem­ber 29, 2018 — Key Take­aways from Nation­al Cli­mate Assess­ment
State Impact Cen­ter Exec­u­tive Direc­tor David J. Hayes out­lines key take­aways from the Fourth Nation­al Cli­mate Assess­ment; SCO­TUS issues opin­ion in dusky gopher frog case; and more. 

Novem­ber 8, 2018 — Trump’s Dereg­u­la­to­ry Agen­da
Op-ed by State Impact Cen­ter Exec­u­tive Direc­tor David J. Hayes on Trump admin­is­tra­tion’s dereg­u­la­to­ry agen­da; EPA pro­pos­es rule to delay land­fill methane stan­dards; and more.

Octo­ber 25, 2018 — Mis­lead­ing Claims of Reduced Costs“
Cur­rent and for­mer state attor­neys gen­er­al offer sup­port for Exxon­Mo­bil inves­ti­ga­tions in New York and Mass­a­chu­setts; Trump admin­is­tra­tion backs down on anti-sci­ence pro­pos­al; and more.

Octo­ber 11, 2018 — Legal­ly Speak­ing Update
State attor­neys gen­er­al tes­ti­fy on pro­posed Clean Pow­er Plan replace­ment; an impor­tant devel­op­ment in EPA methane lit­i­ga­tion; Legal­ly Speak­ing moves to bi-week­ly sched­ule; and more.

Sep­tem­ber, 2018
State attor­neys gen­er­al defend vehi­cle emis­sions stan­dards; Coali­tions of state attor­neys gen­er­al defend Migra­to­ry Bird Treaty Act, Endan­gered Species Act; and more.

August, 2018
New York Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bar­bara Under­wood leads coali­tion of 11 states in suc­cess­ful­ly defend­ing rule to pre­vent chem­i­cal acci­dents; and more.

July, 2018
EPA backs down over glid­er truck rule; state attor­neys gen­er­al file ami­cus brief request­ing Supreme Court over­turn low­er court rul­ing on hydro­flu­o­ro­car­bons, and more.

June, 2018
Op-ed by State Impact Cen­ter Exec­u­tive Direc­tor David J. Hayes and Lynn Scar­lett; state attor­neys gen­er­al chal­lenge Two-for-one” Exec­u­tive Order; and more.

May, 2018
State attor­neys gen­er­al oppose bailouts for fail­ing coal plants; sue EPA to pro­tect agri­cul­tur­al work­ers from expo­sure to tox­ic pes­ti­cides; and more.

April, 2018
Fif­teen state attor­neys gen­er­al sue EPA on ille­gal delay of methane emis­sion stan­dards; twelve attor­neys gen­er­al issue state­ment oppos­ing clean car stan­dards roll­back; and more.

March, 2018
State attor­neys gen­er­al secure vic­to­ry against EPA in smog law­suit; Mary­land Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bri­an Frosh leads ami­cus brief on coal ash pol­lu­tion; and more.

Feb­ru­ary, 2018
Announc­ing a major report from the State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter; a pro­file of New Mex­i­co Attor­ney Gen­er­al Hec­tor Balderas; and more.

Jan­u­ary, 2018
State attor­neys gen­er­al oppose off­shore drilling; Mass­a­chu­setts Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mau­ra Healey advo­cates for ratepay­ers; and more.


Decem­ber, 2017
15 state attor­neys gen­er­al sue EPA to defend Clean Air Act require­ments; Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Xavier Bec­cera leads bipar­ti­san oppo­si­tion to Nation­al Parks fee hikes; and more.

Novem­ber, 2017
Six state attor­neys gen­er­al urge Con­gress to rein­state Fed­er­al Flood Stan­dard; state attor­neys gen­er­al request hear­ings on Clean Pow­er Plan Repeal; and more.