“Environmental Law Under Trump” Symposium on April 6 Illuminated Impact of Trump Administration Policies and Rollbacks
President Trump is reshaping environmental law and policy. From withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, to threats to reverse the national monument status for certain public lands, Trump’s presidency foreshadows drastic changes in the role of the federal government in addressing pressing environmental challenges. Lewis & Clark Law School’s “Environmental Law Under Trump” symposium on April 6 brought together academics, practitioners, concerned citizens, and students to discuss the impact of the administration on laws related to public lands, pollution, climate and air quality, and biodiversity. The symposium panels included both law professors and practitioners from around the country. GEI Director Melissa Powers participated on the Climate and Air panel in the afternoon, joined by Professor Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA and Professor Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School. Visit the Environment, Natural Resources, & Energy Law page for a full list of speakers and access to presentation slides.