Part 2: Environmental Policy Under Obama: A Changing Climate in Washington

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

This Client Advisory, prepared by the Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Practice Group, is the second in a four-part series examining how environmental policy, regulation, legislation, and jurisprudence is set to change under the Obama Administration and how these changes might affect regulated industry.

In this second installment, we discuss the increased threat of environmental enforcement. The EPA is set to undergo a major policy shift in terms of environmental enforcement from the past eight years. Many critics have accused the Bush Administration of not vigorously pursuing environmental enforcement. By all accounts, President Obama will look to halt this trend by encouraging more enforcement and better funding. This advisory provides more detail about expectations for how Obama will transform the Agency.