February 16, 2017

This program was sponsored by the Air Quality Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section and cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and ABA SEER


Our experts discussed how they expect the Congressional Review Act to be used in the new congress. Panelists offered presentations and answered questions about how this little-used high-profile statute might be invoked to rollback recent regulations including possible amendments to the Act that could streamline its use, and regulations that might be subject to the Act.

Speakers:
Holly Fechner, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP (moderator)
Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy, American Action Forum
Jeff Lubbers, Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, American University
Amit Narang, Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen

February 16, 2017

On January 25, 2017, in his first week in office, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order calling for the “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border” of the United States. Such a wall would span more than a thousand miles, across many different habitats and many different communities. Before a wall will be built, numerous questions are left to be answered. Do environmental laws apply? How might all this work?

This webinar convened experts to discuss how environmental law and policy may interact with the border wall EO. The goal was to spark discussion about important environmental resources and communities along the border.

Panelists:
Dan Millis
, Sierra Club
Andy Gordon, Coppersmith Brockelman
Sarah Krakoff, Colorado Law
Sarah Burt, Earthjustice