The ACS State Attorneys General Project develops, collects, and disseminates legal resources highlighting and examining the authority and actions of state attorneys general in key policy areas. This page collects resources related to the environment.

NYU School of Law, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center

The non-partisan State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law supports state attorneys general in defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies. They maintain a database of actions taken by state attorneys general since 2017.

See, The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, Full Court Press: How State Attorneys General Guarded Against the Trump Administration’s Anti-Regulatory Agenda (Jan. 2021)

See, The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, Follow the Leaders: States Set Path to Accelerate U.S. Progress on Climate (April 2021)

StateAG.org, Environment

Database from Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law in partnership with StateAG.org that includes a variety of environmental lawsuits and other actions involving state attorneys general, as well as links to relevant documents and resources.

ACS Resources

Hampden T. Macbeth, Think Globally, Act Locally and Globally: Western States Respond to the Climate Crisis, ACS Expert Forum (October 26, 2021).