Michael H. Brady, Charles D. Case, David A. Franchina, Megan S. Haines, Amanda Kitchen Short, John M. Lain, Samuel O. Lumpkin, Dale G. Mullen, Heather Nixon Stevenson, Dana P. Palmer , W. Dixon Snukals, James A. Thornhill and Darin K. Waylett
February 4, 2019
Deregulation was one of the primary promises of President Trump’s campaign, and in 2018, the administration continued to roll back environmental regulation. The recent shutdown of the federal government has slowed deregulation, while at the same time affecting funding and implementation of programs. While it is difficult to estimate the impact of the recent shutdown, and the possibility of another, on environmental regulation, expect 2019 to continue the trend of federal deregulation, as well as judicial challenges to such deregulation. Meanwhile, certain states, like California, will continue implementing a comprehensive environmental regulatory agenda, while others may focus on clean energy, such as Maryland with its Clean Energy Jobs Act.
The following are some of the more material areas to track in 2019.