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Energy Development in the Trump Administration: Changes and Their Implications
The Trump Administration has undertaken efforts to expand fossil fuel development on federal lands by lifting a moratorium on new coal leasing, scaling back certain protections on federal lands, and moving to open up new areas for offshore drilling. At the same time, the Administration is moving to alleviate regulatory burdens on industry operations, most recently by proposing to roll-back certain safety requirements and structural reforms put into place after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
What are the implications of the Trump Administration policies? Join EPIC for a conversation with Tommy Beaudreau, former Chief of Staff at the Department of Interior and the first-ever Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The conversation will be moderated by Mark Templeton, director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at UChicago Law School.
Saieh Hall, Room 146
Tommy Beaudreau is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He has extensive experience in conventional and renewable energy, environmental litigation, crisis management, internal investigations, and financial industry regulation. Beaudreau joined Latham’s Washington, D.C. office after serving six and a half years in the United States Department of the Interior, including as the first Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and most recently as Chief of Staff for the Department. Beaudreau is also a non-resident fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, and was recognized as an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in June 2017.