The news today is that the Senate is close to confirming Scott Pruitt as the new head of the EPA and that the Trump administration will rapidly issue a number of Executive Orders relating to environmental policy. By March, we’ll be in a position to much more accurately assess the impact on the approach the government and federal trustees will take towards assessment and recovery of natural resource damages.
Towards the end, we’re very pleased to have both Ken Salazar and Rachel Jacobson speaking at our Natural Resource Damages conference on March 23 & 24 in Washington, DC. Mr. Salazar formerly served as the Secretary of the Interior. Ms. Jacobson formerly served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and Principal Deputy Solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
They join a stellar facility of current federal trustees, state trustees, responsible party representatives, NRD practitioners, and technical experts. At the state level, we’re particularly pleased to have Commissioner Bob Martin with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
This is a great opportunity to share ideas for adapting to federal and state policy changes with some of the more thoughtful people in the field.
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