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.
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.