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Energy and Environmental Policy in the Trump Administration

With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, most observers are expecting a significant shift in U.S. energy and climate policy in the coming years. President-elect Donald J. Trump has promised a review and rollback of U.S. climate regulations and increased access to fossil fuel resources on public lands. He has also suggested he will renegotiate or withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Yet, clean energy enjoys widespread support, and market forces increasingly favor lower carbon sources. Moreover, the two parties have worked together on common priorities such as reduced oil dependence and tax credits for renewable electricity in the recent past.

What is the outlook for the U.S. energy industry and energy policy in the Trump Administration? Join senior George W. Bush Administration officials James L. Connaughton and Jeffrey R. Holmstead for a special conversation on what to expect in the coming years.

Saieh Hall, Room 021
December 5, 2016 | 5:30 PM


  • James Connaughton, President and CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies; Former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Former Director, White House Office of Environmental Policy
  • Jeffrey Holmstead, Partner, Environmental Strategies Group (ESG), Bracewell LLP; Former Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)