Schneiderman’s ouster leads environmental fight lose eminent opinion. He was the most agile state-level opponents of the Trump administration’s endeavors to roll back environmental regulations. He was also the premiere attorney general to unwrap the investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate policies and statements.
Majority of Mr. Schneiderman’s environmental proposals will almost specifically resume without him in New York and other states. But an eminent figure in the legitimate battle against climate change has abandoned the arena and his ultimate substitution could benchmark dissimilar priorities.
Commencing the day before President Trump took office, when Mr. Schneiderman lodged a motion with five other state attorneys general to safeguard an Obama-era rule on air pollution that interweaves state borders, the office of New York attorney general has spearheaded or participated in dozens of legitimate actions involving lawsuits that conflicted Washington’s deregulatory wave.
The State Energy and Environmental Impact Center of the New York University School of Law has enumerated 55 works by New York during the Trump era, more than any other state but California, which also has 55.
The litigations and other legitimate filings escorted mainly by attorney general in blue states succeeding a range of same suits filed by conservative equivalents during the Obama administration. Scott Pruitt, now the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, attained a status of prominence as Oklahoma’s attorney general by filing 14 lawsuits against the agency he now heads.