May 26, 2022

New Research Resource: Database of State Environmental Actions

The following resource was launched today by the Sabin Center for Climate Change at the Columbia University Law School.

From the Earth Institute Blog:

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has launched a new database to track environmental actions undertaken by state attorneys general. The center partnered with, a research and education website, to build the database, which includes legal actions initiated by state attorneys general against the federal government, private actors and other public entities; defensive actions taken in support of federal and state rules; amicus briefs; regulatory petitions and other forms of participation in administrative proceedings; legislative inputs (e.g., congressional testimony and bill proposals); and other types of intervention.


The new state-level database includes some of the major and innovative actions aimed at advancing the ball on environmental law and policy. It does not encompass all of the routine enforcement actions undertaken by state attorneys general.

The site allows readers to filter actions by topic, type or jurisdiction or browse and search a table of all actions being taken.

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Climate Deregulation Tracker (Also From the Sabin Center for Climate Change)

The Climate Deregulation Tracker identifies steps taken by the Trump administration and Congress to scale back or wholly eliminate federal climate mitigation and adaptation measures. The tracker is linked to our database of climate change regulations.

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