Mark N. Templeton on the role of Democratic AGs in Fighting Trump Administration’s Environmental Policies

Dem AGs join front lines of Trump opposition
Timothy Cama
The Hill
April 16, 2017

State attorneys general have long used their power to shape federal policy, and their involvement in a case can have a significant impact, often giving litigants legal standing to challenge the government. 

“From a legal perspective, it’s really helpful for a state to be on the case,” said Mark Templeton, head of the environmental law clinic at the University of Chicago’s law school, and a former environmental regulator in Missouri. 

“There are specific and useful state interests in these national policies.”

Mark N. Templeton