Law professors to speak Tuesday, Jan. 17, on environmental policies under Trump Administration

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In January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which suggests a vastly different outlook for the United States on issues related to the environment, climate change and energy.

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) has gathered environmental, political and academic experts from Wake Forest Law to explain how the United States’ environmental policy will take shape under the Trump Administration. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Byrum Welcome Center.

Expert panelists include Don Jodrey, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and Professor of Law; John Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and Professor of International Law; Dick Schneider, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law; and Sidney Shapiro, Frank U. Fletcher Chair of Administrative Law.

For example, Professor Shapiro predicts, in part, that “we’re going to be studying regulation a lot, not enacting it.”

The panel will be moderated by Journalism Program Director and Associate Professor Justin Catanoso.