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The Environmental Agenda for the Next Administration: The Full Symposium

The new President in 2009 will follow an administration which has not been seen as proactive in developing environmental policy to address issues of climate change, alternative energy, and sustainability. Environmental organizations, legal and policy academics, and industry officials are beginning to debate the necessary focus of that next administration as it endeavors to develop sustainable environmental policies. As the nation’s major environmental laws were enacted three decades ago, when the country faced very different environmental problems, this symposium proposes a fresh legal and policy approach to climate change, alternative energy, and sustainability for the next presidential administration to follow.

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