Presidential Executive Orders Impacting Energy and Environmental Regulations

(77 Ratings)

Produced on: July 14, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this program, Greenberg Traurig’s Paul M. Seby will provide an update on administrative and litigation developments related to several major federal energy and environmental regulations that are subject to recent Presidential Executive Orders mandating their prompt review and potential reconsideration. These Executive Orders seek to promote energy independence and economic growth through the identification of impediments to burdens on increased domestic energy production and transmission. Mr. Seby will also address the ways in which the states may play an increased role in overseeing energy development and production in the renewed context of the cooperative federalism called for under most major federal energy and environmental laws. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the function of an Executive Order
  2. Identify recent key Executive Orders and their potential impact on energy and environmental regulations
  3. Discuss the potential timeframe for implementation of such Executive Orders
  4. Recognize the level of scrutiny to which Executive Orders will be subject in court 


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


Pamela W.

interesting presentation.

Suzanne V.

Excellent program. Please have Mr. Seby return for an update on the topics presented as well as other related regulatory developments.

Max S.

A truly professional presentation, recommend it to anyone in the energy field.

Michael W.

Very informative

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