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Energy Transitions and the Trump Administration

On Thursday, November 21 at noon, Professor Alexandra Klass from University of Minnesota Law School will speak on “U.S. Energy Transitions in the Trump Administration.” She will discuss recent developments in U.S. energy law, policy, economics and technology in light of the dramatic policy shifts announced by President Trump and his cabinet secretaries, particularly at the Interior Department, Energy Department, and Environmental Protection Agency.

Prof. Klass will describe how the administration’s ability to accomplish its goals is sometimes helped and other times hindered by existing laws as well as by private sector technology and economic trends. Her talk will address the shift away from coal in the electricity sector; both fossil and renewable energy development on public lands; issues associated with hydraulic facturing (“fracking”); and the controversies over energy infrastructure plans such as those for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines.

Hosted by the Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Program (ELPP), the lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in Room 1020 of Jeffries Hall from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Thursday November 21. See the event page for more information.