• The Three Legs of Environmental Law Enforcement— The EPA, The DEC and Citizens
  • November 21, 2017 | Author: Ronald G. Hull
  • Law Firm: Underberg & Kessler LLP - Rochester Office
  • A question frequently asked of environmental lawyers these days is to predict what the Trump administration will do regarding environmental regulation and enforcement. Certainly in relation to regulations intended to slow or stop climate change by eliminating emissions of greenhouse gases, the answer is clear. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan and the administrations’ plan to withdraw from the Paris Accord leave no one guessing. Nevertheless, removing restrictions on coal-fired power plants will not stop the market forces that have driven power producers to convert to natural gas and renewable energy.