From Trump to Biden: Environmental Law and the Path Forward
March 9 / 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Georgetown’s Environmental & Administrative Law Experts Discuss Upcoming Changes Under the Biden Administration, March 9, 5:15-6:30 This panel, composed of Georgetown Law’s environmental law faculty, will discuss the Trump administration’s environmental law track record, the Biden administration’s different priorities, and anticipated developments worthy of close attention. Georgetown Law’s environmental faculty will also discuss environmental and regulatory lessons of the Trump years for the new Biden administration. Participants include Professors Hope Babcock, Bill Buzbee, Peter Byrne, Sara Colangelo, Sheila Foster, and Edith Brown Weiss. Subjects likely to be discussed include climate change policy; environmental justice priorities; Trump deregulatory actions that were often rejected in court and their implications for the Biden administration; the role of the White House and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), as well as cost-benefit analysis, in environmental law; shifts in endangered species and National Environmental Policy Act regulation; Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice environmental enforcement policies and priorities; and international environmental law. The session will start with brief comments from each panelist, then allow time for panelist interaction and questions from those joining the session.