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.
About the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center:
The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan academic center at NYU School of Law. The Center is dedicated to working towards a healthy and safe environment, guided by inclusive and equitable principles. The Center studies and supports the work of state attorneys general (AGs) in defending, enforcing, and promoting strong laws and policies in the areas of climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy.