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News Posted on January 27, 2017

Professor Frank Comments for KCRA-3 on Trump and EPA Contract Freeze

Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank ’74 commented for Sacramento television station KCRA-3 on President Trump’s executive order barring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff from awarding new contracts or grants.

Professor Frank said that if the federal funding remains tied up for a significant period of time, it could impact flood control efforts in the Sacramento area.

"If those funds are unavailable, I think it really presents a long-term, and maybe short-term, threat to the health and safety of the Sacramento metropolitan area," he said.

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.