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ELI and ABA Release Updated E-Book on Environmental Protection in Trump Era

May 2018

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute and the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice jointly released the second edition of “Environmental Protection in the Trump Era,” examining the Trump administration’s critical changes to environmental protection since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Available to download for free, “Environmental Protection in the Trump Era,” serves as a resource for lawyers, policymakers, academics and students of environmental law and policy. The report provides a snapshot of major Trump administration actions on climate change, clean air and water, pipelines and offshore drilling, toxic properties and superfund sites, rolling back regulations, cutting budgets and agencies and environmental justice.

With updates to all 13 chapters — written by some of the country’s most recognized environmental law and policy experts and lawyers — the latest report covers:

  • How executive actions can shape environmental law 
  • What the “Two-for-One” executive order on regulation means for environmental law 
  • How Congress can override environmental regulation
  • “Fast-Tracking” pipelines, the border wall and other infrastructure projects
  • Reviewing, revising or revoking protection of national monuments
  • Increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas
  • Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • Reversing or weakening existing environmental regulations
  • Cutting enforcement of environmental law
  • Cutting funding for environmental protection
  • Preventing states from enacting and enforcing their own laws
  • Creating new roadblocks for future regulation
  • Weakening protections affecting environmental justice

This second edition is available to download at: https://www.eli.org/eli-press-books/environmental-protection-trump-era.