Press Release

Media Advisory: "Expanding AG EJ Practice" Online Resource

The State Energy and Environmental Impact Center is excited to announce the publication of a new online resource focused on environmental justice work in attorneys general offices.

New York, NY — The State Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter is excit­ed to announce the pub­li­ca­tion of a new online resource focused on envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice work in attor­neys gen­er­al offices. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with WE ACT for Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice, our new resource Expand­ing AG EJ Prac­tice” high­lights the expand­ing EJ work of AGs and pro­vides tools to help inform future work.

What: The Center’s envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice online resource high­lights influ­en­tial moments in EJ his­to­ry. This resource iden­ti­fies cur­rent fed­er­al poli­cies that imple­ment EJ prac­tices as well as those states which have already begun to incor­po­rate EJ into exist­ing pro­grams. Addi­tion­al­ly, this resource pro­vides a detailed look into map­ping tools states are using to iden­ti­fy EJ com­mu­ni­ties.

Where: Expand­ing AG EJ Prac­tice

Why: AGs and their staff are bring­ing EJ into their work in order to bet­ter address the inter­con­nect­ed needs of their com­mu­ni­ties and pro­mote equi­table poli­cies. At the same time, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has com­mit­ted to mak­ing envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice a pri­or­i­ty across dif­fer­ent actions and poli­cies. Expand­ing AG EJ Prac­tice” pro­vides key back­ground infor­ma­tion, cat­a­logues exist­ing efforts, and shows areas for future work in this impor­tant area of AG activity.

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The State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter at the NYU School of Law is a non-par­ti­san aca­d­e­m­ic cen­ter ded­i­cat­ed to the study and sup­port of state attor­neys gen­er­al in their work defend­ing and pro­mot­ing for clean ener­gy, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal laws and poli­cies. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it our web­site.