Is Environmental Regulation Dead?

by | November 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

With the dramatic change in the governing philosophy of the nation’s commander-in-chief, coupled with Republican domination of Congress and state governments, some are wondering: Is environmental regulation dead?

The answer to this question has critical relevance to risk managers who focus on identifying, evaluating and anticipating enterprise risks to their organizations. Those tasks necessarily entail a sober assessment of future regulatory tends and their impacts on governmental enforcement and private tort liabilities. Accordingly, the overall purpose of the following discussion is to highlight the continuing importance of environmental protection standards and obligations in our economy and legal system notwithstanding shifting political trends.

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