Topic: Climate Change Mitigation

2017-02-06 North Dakota v. EPA Climate Change Mitigation Defense of Federal Standards

Multiple states joined as defendant-intervenors in support of EPA in lawsuit challenging New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for carbon dioxide emissions from new and modified power plants.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
2016-10-27 Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co. Air Pollution, Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state settlement of consumer-protection claims against car manufacturers that overstated their vehicles’ fuel efficiency.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
2016-05-18 Green 20 State AG Coalition Climate Change Mitigation Other

Group of 17 state AGs and Former Vice President Al Gore announced a coalition of states committed to taking creative steps to combat climate change, including investigations into fossil fuel companies and climate-related disclosures.

California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
2015-11-20 Comments on Tennessee Pipeline Gas Go. Northeast Energy Direct Project Climate Change Mitigation, Energy, Environmental Assessment Administrative Proceeding

Massachusetts AG submitted comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a study opposing a proposed natural gas pipeline that would have run through New England.

Massachusetts
2015-11-03 West Virginia v. EPA Climate Change Mitigation Defense of Federal Standards

Multi-state intervention to join EPA’s defense of Clean Power Plan against challenge mounted by other states and industry petitioners.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
2014-06-23 Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Climate Change Mitigation Defense of Federal Standards

Multiple states intervened in lawsuit to defend EPA rules concerning regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources.

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2013-08-08 Agreement for DOE to Update Energy Efficiency Standards Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Administrative Proceeding

Multi-state coalition reached agreement with U.S Department of Energy establishing timetable for updating federal efficiency standards for energy-intensive consumer products.

Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2011-06-20 American Electric Power v. Connecticut Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Federal common law nuisance claim against five major electric power companies for their contribution to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions.

California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, NYC, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
2009-06-25 Defense of California Feed-in-Tariff Program Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Administrative Proceeding, Defense of State Rule

California AG filed brief with the California Public Utility Commission defending the state’s authority to use feed-in tariffs.

California
2007-12-11 Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Goldstene Climate Change Mitigation Defense of State Rule

State AGs intervened in lawsuit to defend California’s greenhouse gas emission standards for motor vehicles against challenge alleging that the standards are preempted by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
2007-04-02 Massachusetts v. EPA Climate Change Mitigation Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to EPA denial of petition to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles under Clean Air Act.

California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington