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WEBINAR: What Happens Now at EPA: Assessing the Executive Orders and Upcoming Regulatory Reform

April 12, 2017 • Webinar

Starts: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 12:30 PM (EDT)

Over the past two months, the Trump Administration has issued multiple Executive Orders related to regulatory reform generally and focused on EPA’s agenda specifically. The Orders look to dismantle major Obama Administration actions – namely the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule – as well as work to shrink the overall regulatory landscape, particularly those agency activities and regulations related to climate change. These actions occur in the face of pending litigation against the Obama-era actions, along with uncertainty over the budgetary resources available to EPA to implement the ambitious de-regulatory agenda.

In addition, Administrator Pruitt has expressed skepticism regarding EPA’s landmark climate change, air, and water regulations and has stated that he intends to lead EPA with a particular focus on rule of law, cooperative federalism, and public participation. The perspectives he brings to EPA could lead the agency and its staff in dramatically new directions in pursuit of environmental protection.

This thought leading panel will address the immediate and near term ramifications of the recent Executive Orders applying to environmental, energy and climate change issues, for insight on where the agency may be quickly changing course, and how such direction could impact the regulatory agenda, litigation, and policy.
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