Environmental Policy Directives from the Oval Office: Where Are We Now?

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Course Information

Time 90 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Join Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder Paul M. Seby for his discussion of the current and evolving environmental regulatory landscape ranging from the long-running controversy over the “Waters of the U.S.”, EPA’s air emission rules directly affecting the energy sector, and the ongoing saga involving the Bureau of Land Management’s Hydraulic Fracturing and Venting & Flaring Rules. Mr. Seby will discuss these issues in the context of the Trump Administration’s efforts to rescind or revise many Obama-era rules, the tension between these competing initiatives, and how the courts are reacting to these complex issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the the most recent developments in the current environmental regulatory landscape 

  2. Examine the status of the Trump Administration’s efforts to revise Obama-era regulations

  3. Review how courts are ruling on and reacting to new policy directives

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Paul M. Seby

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Paul Seby is a leading practitioner in the Rocky Mountain region, with nearly 25 years' experience analyzing a myriad of environmental issues. He counsels public and private clients in the energy, mining, manufacturing, and service industries on how to navigate and successfully operate within the complex framework of state and federal environmental regulations and policies. Mr. Seby has vast experience prosecuting cases to enforce and overturn administrative agency regulations and decisions, and has defended clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings, in appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the Colorado Supreme Court, among others. Bearing in mind that a successful outcome is often a combination of traditional and non-traditional legal strategy, Mr. Seby leverages his experience to negotiate with government agencies and adversary groups.

Whether a lending transaction, M&A transaction, or other business venture, clients across the country trust Mr. Seby to draw upon his comprehensive understanding of how government programs and agencies function to identify existing and potential environmental pitfalls they may face in achieving their business goals. He efficiently and effectively guides his clients in developing practical, workable solutions that overcome legal and business challenges, and has been recognized for his work by many leading legal publications.


  • Environmental litigation 
  • Energy and regulatory compliance
  • Climate change
  • Governmental affairs and investigations