The Integration of Energy and Environmental Law: Trends & Predictions

(363 Ratings)

Produced on: April 25, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Legal developments in environmental law have been dominated by key energy issues, including climate change, electric generation, oil and gas development and renewable energy. 2016, the final year of the Obama Administration, saw the issuance of major regulations and federal agency policies in this area, including the Clean Power Plan, methane regulations and energy development assessment and permitting. The Trump Administration is poised to review and perhaps change many of these rules and policies.

This course looks at recent developments in the energy/environmental law interface from the regulatory and judicial perspectives.  It also examines what might be expected in the new administration.   

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the key issues along the energy and environmental law interface

  2. Understand the role these energy issues are playing in the development of environmental law

  3. Gain a perspective on the status of existing rules and policies and what might change through judicial, legislative and executive agency action


Jim Rubin

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jim has over 25 years of experience in federal and state environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters.

Jim's practice focuses on air pollution; climate change law and policy; natural resource laws; hazardous materials transportation; and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters -- particularly those related to the energy sector. He also provides counsel to businesses on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions.

Jim previously was counsel in the global energy sector at a private firm. Before going into private practice, Jim served for 15 years in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was an assistant chief in the Law and Policy Section, a trial attorney in the Environmental Defense Section, and an agency representative to the White House Climate Change Task Force. He coordinated the Division’s international program and worked on a wide variety of domestic and international environmental policy and litigation matters, as well as trade and investment negotiations and disputes.


Ashley L.

Great presentation - would love to see a 2019 update

Gerald M.

Great presentation. Many surprises.

Geoffrey W.

Very thorough and wide ranging discussion. Fascinating how many of his predictions about issues and outcomes have come to pass in the last year.

Sarah M.


Elizabeth P.

Good program with current and relevant content.

Kevin H.

Loved the presentation. Great work by Mr. Rubin!

Peter B.

Best Part was Trump Era review of Obama initiatives and the administrative law steps necessary for that review .

Peter F.

Excellent presentation

Randy P.

Fascinating view of the impact of change in Presidential administrations. Excellent presentation!

Kenneth W.

Great program

Mary P.

Please continue to offer updates on this topic.

Charlie F.

Absolutely excellent (and remarkably balanced) presentation about the Trump administration's war against our planet's environmental health & sustainability.

Catherine H.

thanks - a lot of really helpful information packed into an hour - impressive speaker - thanks!

Abraham Z.

Thank you!

Charles W.

Good speaker

paul c.

Great communicator.

Karen P.

Jim Rubin, great program! Thank you.

Marian W.

Excellent analysis. Interesting presentation

Joseph L.

Very informative regarding areas of future uncertainty.

Michael V.

Good presenter. the change in administrations made this a hard CLE in some ways as it was very open ended - as it would have to be at this point. I hope that he does an updated CLE once things at the federal level get more ironed out.

Robert M.

The presenter was great.

Janet G.

Great speaker. Loved the pace !

Jennifer B.

Timely and excellent!

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