Environmental Actions: The Obama Administration’s First Policy Changes

April 22, 2009, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Environmental policy was a key issue during the 2008 presidential campaign, and Senator Obama pledged a major change in U.S. environmental policy. In his first week in office, President Obama began to deliver on this pledge by issuing two directives on climate change. This One-Hour Briefing will provide an in-depth analysis of the actions that the Obama Administration has taken in this important policy area between Inauguration Day and the day of the briefing.

Please plan to join Professor Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School and Blake A. Biles of Arnold & Porter LLP as they discuss:

  • Air emissions from motor vehicles
  • Air pollution regulation of power plants and other stationary sources
  • Engagement in international negotiations
  • Obama’s environmental team
  • Public lands management