Environmental Legislation To Watch In 2009

Law360, New York (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite a dreary financial forecast for 2009, the economic crisis will help propel environmental legislation in the year ahead as President-elect Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers seek to tie the revitalization of the U.S. economy to a comprehensive plan to combat climate change, experts say.

Though President-elect Obama is widely considered to be friendlier toward environmental causes than his predecessor, President George W. Bush, he faces a difficult time for persuading the U.S. Congress and citizens to push forward with stricter environmental regulation.

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