Topic: Energy

2017-03-31 New York v. DOE Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to delay the effective dates of final rules governing energy efficiency for six products.

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington
2016-04-26 Opposition to St. Clair River Pipelines Energy, Natural Resources Administrative Proceeding

Michigan AG submitted letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to deny the permit application for the St. Clair River oil pipelines.

2015-12-04 New York ExxonMobil Investigation Disclosures, Energy Lawsuit vs. Private Actors, Other

Investigation into whether ExxonMobil’s activities in the climate science sphere constitutes a violation of New York’s Martin Act, which prohibits publicly traded companies from misleading investors.

New York
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.

2015-09-03 Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Energy, Natural Resources Other

Michigan AG convened the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force to investigate the safety of the Straits pipelines.

2015-05-19 Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Energy, Natural Resources, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG pursued enforcement action against Enbridge Energy in response to their actions which caused over 1 million gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into the Kalamazoo River.

2014-12-03 Coal and Coke Regulations, House Bill 5939 Air Pollution, Energy Legislative Input

Illinois AG co-authored legislative proposal to regulate bulk materials storage facilities that handle petroleum coke and other refinery production materials in response to air pollution violations linked to several facilities on Chicago’s southeast side.

2014-04-24 American Public Gas Assoc. v. Department of Energy Energy Amicus Brief, Defense of Federal Standards

Multi-state intervention in support of Energy Department proposed rule setting efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces.

California, Massachusetts, New York
2014-04-01 Illinois Coal Mine Permitting Process Reforms Energy, Natural Resources Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity

Illinois AG sued and entered into settlement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requiring DNR to improve transparency and public participation in the coal permitting process.

2013-08-13 In re Aiken County Energy, Solid & Hazardous Waste Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Washington and South Carolina AGs pursued mandamus action to force the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to proceed with the licensing process of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.

South Carolina, 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
2013-02-25 Massachusetts v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Energy Administrative Proceeding, Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Massachusetts AG filed an administrative appeal filed by a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s consideration of the environmental consequences of renewing the license for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

2013-01-13 NRDC v. Abraham Energy Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

States joined NRDC lawsuit challenging the DOE’s attempt to lower energy efficiency standards for certain appliances under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (ECPA).

California, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Vermont
2012-06-08 New York v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Energy, Environmental Assessment, Solid & Hazardous Waste Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state challenge to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule on storage of spent nuclear fuel, resulting in a decision that the rule was a major federal action that requires the agency to either make a finding that the action would have no significant environmental action or issue an environmental impact statement.

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont
2010-12-03 Golden Gate Audubon Society v. NextEra Wind Energy, Wildlife Other

After years of litigation and settlement attempts between environmental and wind turbine industry groups, the California AG’s office stepped in and brokered a settlement to protect migratory birds.

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.

2005-12-06 New York v. Bodman Energy Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Multi-state lawsuit challenging the Department of Energy (DOE)’s failure to create energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances according to the timeline established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (ECPA).

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin