Are Changes Coming for Environmental Law Under Trump Administration? Exploring Recent Updates
With the result of the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the future of global climate accords and environmental law becomes uncertain. There have been numerous speculations on how will the new administration manage, reshape and impact environmental law.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis and understanding of the fundamentals as well as recent changes coming for Environmental Law under Trump Administration. Speakers will go beyond the basics and provide the audience with best practices and practical tips in avoiding potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- Environmental Law Under Trump Administration
- Potential Risks and Pitfalls
- Opportunities and Legal Challenges
- Recent Trends and Developments
- The "America First Energy Plan"
- The Future of Environmental Litigation and Enforcement
Gerald J. Pels, Partner
Locke Lord LLP
- The Administration’s effect on the regulation of methane/VOC emissions
- The potential effects of proposed EPA budget cuts
- How will EPA’s current enforcement initiatives fare under a Trump administration?
- The administration’s potential approach to permitting project development
Cheri A. Budzynski, Partner
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
- Impact of Trump administration on coal fired power plants in the Midwest
- Roll back of Obama-era global-warming restrictions
- Are citizen suits the future of enforcement under the Trump administration?
- Will cuts to EPA be a headache to Industry?
Charles W. Malcomb, Senior Attorney
Hodgson Russ LLP
- Waters of the U.S. Rule: Executive Order
- Efforts to limit authority of administrative agencies, including EPA
- Deconstruction of the administrative state
- Future of Chevron Deference
- 2 for 1 Executive Order
- Proposed Budget Cuts
- Increased State Enforcement Efforts
- Future of the Clean Power Plan
Who Should Attend:
- Lawyers Practicing Environmental Law
- Energy and Environmental Consultants
- Renewable Energy Professionals
- State Regulatory Officials
- Environmental Non-profit Organizations
- Public and Private Companies
Gerry Pels, Chair of the Firm-wide Environmental Section - Energy and Industry, has been one of the leaders of the Texas environmental legal community for over 30 years. Gerry's wide range of experience includes agency negotiations, assessing and counseling air, water, stormwater, and waste permit compliance, representing clients at contested permit, enforcement, and other hearings. He has also provided comprehensive assistance and representation to potentially responsible parties and steering committees at both state and federal Superfund sites. He has been called upon to lead internal environmental investigations and provide strategic guidance on corporate compliance policies, sustainability initiatives, stakeholder involvement, and community relations planning, as well as corporate risk assessment and mitigation.
Gerry Pels, Chair of the Firm-wide Environmental Section – Energy and Industry, has been one of the leaders of the …
Cheri A. Budzynski is a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office. Cheri is admitted to practice in Ohio, Florida, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court of Ohio, Northern District, and the United States District Court of Ohio, Southern District. Since joining Shumaker, she has been involved in a range of environmental regulatory, permitting, and compliance issues that affect the Utility Industry, the Steel/Coke Industry, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the Ethanol Industry. Cheri received her law degree from the University of Toledo in 2007, where she also served as Executive Editor of theLaw Review and Vice President of the Women Law Students’ Association. Cheri’s comment was published in the Fall 2006 edition of The University of Toledo Law Review.
Cheri A. Budzynski is a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office. Cheri is admitted to practice in Ohio, Florida, the …
Chuck concentrates his practice on environmental law, energy law, land-use law, municipal law, and real estate development. He has experience working with both private and public clients on issues involving both state and federal environmental statutes, and he assists municipalities with a wide range of legal issues, including environmental review and zoning.
Chuck concentrates his practice on environmental law, energy law, land-use law, municipal law, and real estate development. He has experience …
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