Cuomo Joins Environmental Lawsuit Against Feds

Andrew Cuomo just announced he is joining with eleven other state’s attorney generals in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for “denying the public access to information about toxic chemicals in their communities.”

“The EPA’s new regulations rob New Yorkers – and people across the country – of their right to know about toxic dangers in their own backyards,” Cuomo said in a public statement.

The politics of suing the federal government for a New York attorney general right now are pretty simple: with Democrats here and a Republican in the White House, it’s a safe move. It might be a harder call if a Democrat takes over the presidency next year.

UPDATE: An interested reader emailed to note that Cuomo is not joining the other A.G.’s in this lawsuit, but rather, leading them, as it says the press releases sub-headline.