What Will Happen to the Fight to Save the Climate Under President Trump?

President–elect Donald Trump has vowed to quickly remove the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate and bring back the glory days of coal in the United States.

What will that mean for the global fight against climate disruption?

What will it mean for Pennsylvania?

Now, to be sure, many observers think that a President Trump can’t stop the energy revolution. And the so-called “war on coal” is being waged very successfully by cheap natural gas—production of which the President-elect also wants to expand. So don’t hold your breath for a coal revival, some say.

But elections matter. 

Will the climate fight and energy markets get trumped?

I don’t have a crystal ball, but I’ll be offering some thoughts on all of this—and more—in a lunchtime keynote talk at Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change: The Role of the Law and Lawyers this Wednesday

More info on the event is available from the organizer A Call to the Bar.

Note: The event will be held at a new location—the offices of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

John Quigley

Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center
John Quigley is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and previously served on the Center’s Advisory Board. He served as Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection and of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.