This fall has been one of the hottest on record, and hurricanes have killed dozens of people and devastated crucial infrastructure in Houston, the Gulf Coast, and the island nations of the Caribbean, especially Puerto Rico. The scientific community tell us that these events are associated with climate change. Yet one of the most significant decisions President Trump made soon after taking office was to pull out of the Paris Accords—a voluntary compact that included pledges by most of the world’s nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by specific amounts with no enforcement mechanism if they failed. What’s motivating the President, his allies in Congress, and special interest groups to deregulate with such determination, and how are these decisions likely to affect our lives over the long run?
On Monday, October 30 at noon, Maryland Carey Law will hold its second “anchor event” to discuss deregulation during the Trump Administration.
The panel will include Matt Shudtz '06, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) and James Goodwin '07, CPR’s senior policy analyst covering regulatory issues. They are on the front lines of the battle to preserve rules that provide safe drugs, food, and drinking water, clean air, financial fairness and equity, civil rights, and dozens of other protections most Americans often take for granted. CPR is a national non-profit composed of 61 working academics at law schools across the country who donate their time to policymaking in the health and safety area. Professor Rena Steinzor, who will moderate the panel, is one of its founders and the immediate past president of the organization.
The anchor event will take place at Maryland Carey Law, room 107. Refreshments will be served.