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News Posted on December 15, 2016

Professor Frank Comments for Capital Public Radio on Trump Administration and Environment

Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank ’74 commented for Capital Public Radio on how the Trump administration may challenge California’s environmental rules and programs.  Frank said that it would be difficult to predict which regulations might be challenged until more appointments are made, but it appears likely that president-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will attempt to roll back elements of the Endangered Species Act.

“I would be surprised if there aren’t efforts to make a serious run at limiting the scope of it, if not fully eviscerating the Endangered Species Act,” said Frank. “I think it’s the first federal environmental statute that’s going to be in the crosshairs of the Republican-controlled federal government.”

Frank is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.