NYU Law Launches New Center to Help State AGs Fight Environmental Rollbacks

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NYU Law Launches New Center to Help State AGs Fight Environmental Rollbacks

by Juliet Eilperin
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:50pm

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NYU School of Law will launch a new center, financed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at helping state attorneys general fight any federal moves to roll back renewable energy, environmental protections and climate policies.

The grant of nearly $6 million, which will establish the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center, marks a new step in the escalating battle between state attorneys general and the Trump administration over the nation’s energy and environmental trajectory. Although the center will provide assistance to states regardless of party, Democratic attorneys general have been particularly aggressive in challenging the administration’s efforts to unravel regulations and policies that aim to curb fossil fuel production in the United States as well as restrict drilling and mining on federal lands and in federal waters.

“Every day there’s something that goes on that endangers the health and safety of Americans,” Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said Wednesday. “Attorneys general don’t begin to have the resources to meet these challenges.”

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Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | America's Pledge | Bloomberg | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Mike Bloomberg | NYU School of Law | Paris Accord | Paris Agreement | State Energy and Environmental Impact Center

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

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