The purpose of the Energy and Environment Committee is to:
- Provide a medium where state attorneys general can explore ideas and exchange views on issues relating to energy and the environment.
- Facilitate collaboration and partnerships among local, state, and/or federal partners.
- Provide training opportunities that increase the state attorney general community’s ability to communicate on issues affecting the energy industry and the value of environmental protections and improve the quality of their legal services.
- Conduct research and disseminate information on industry updates, practices, and standards.
U.S. Department of Energy Grant
NAAG is the recipient of a long-standing grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to promote constructive engagement between state attorneys general and DOE on the cleanup of DOE’s nuclear weapons research, development, and manufacturing sites dating back to World War II and the Cold War era. This work is done in large part through NAAG’s membership in the Combined Intergovernmental Working Group (CIWG), a body of organizations that includes:
- Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
- Environmental Council of States (ECOS)
- National Governors Association (NGA)
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- State and Tribal Governments Working Group (STGWG)
NAAG’s grant-related activities include field visits by state attorneys general and their staff to active and decommissioned DOE sites throughout the country and an annual meeting of CIWG and DOE in New Orleans or Nashville.