Energy Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2017

Law360, New York (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- The election of Donald Trump to the presidency will likely bring seismic changes to U.S. energy policy, starting with attempts to unwind President Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

Trump, an avowed supporter of increased fossil fuel development, has pledged to roll back climate regulations, chief among them the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and U.S. participation in the Paris climate change agreement. His Cabinet nominations reflect that approach: Proposed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt made a point of fighting the Obama EPA's regulations as Oklahoma attorney general, while Trump's pick for secretary of energy, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry,...

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