Professor Adler previews environmental policy in the Biden Administration 

Professor Jonathan Adler lecturing with students in background

On January 21, Jonathan H. Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, participated in a webinar on "The Future of Environmental and Energy Policy in the Biden Administration.

Adler pointed out that the BIden Administration should have an easier time undoing some of the Trump Administration's deregulatory policies than it will adopting and implementing aggressive new environmental policies, particularly in the area of climate change, without Congressional support. President Trump's Executive Orders and enforcement policies are particularly easy to reverse, Professor Adler noted, but that new regulatory policies will have to navigate the administrative process and will likely be subject to legal challenge.

Adler was joined in the discussion by Professor Lisa Heinzerling of the Georgetown University Law Center and Gene Grace of American Clean Power. Scalia Law School Professor Adam White moderated. The webinar was sponsored by the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.