Enacting environmental protections

Attorney General Ford has fought to ensure that Nevadans continue to be protected from the brunt of climate change, and will continue to partner with other states to ensure that Nevada can implement the standards necessary to combat the climate crisis.

Attorney General Ford, along with other attorneys general, sued the Trump Administration in the summer of 2020 for their unlawful rule curtailing requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that federal agencies review and assess the impact of their actions on the environment. He argued that environmental rollbacks of these critical protections endanger our environment now and for future generations. He also joined a coalition in the spring of 2021 to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider effects on climate and environmental justice for communities when certifying new natural gas pipeline projects. Attorney General Ford argued that FERC should perform more thorough evaluations of pipeline projects and noted that end uses for gas will evolve as states work to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.