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Teale Lecture: Rolling Back Environmental Regulation

Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
– Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center, UConn, Storrs

Dr. Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation that the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk entitled “Rolling Back Environmental Regulation” for the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, March 8, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Responding to the view that regulation hinders the economy and kills jobs, the Trump Administration has targeted for modification or repeal a series of significant environmental regulations adopted during the Obama Administration. In this lecture, Cary Coglianese assesses the legal, economic, and environmental implications of the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back environmental protections. He clarifies the legal challenges the Trump Administration confronts in pursuing its deregulatory agenda and then explains how the best available evidence supports the view that environmental regulation has at most a negligible effect on overall employment and that the economic benefits of environmental regulation outweigh its costs. He concludes by reflecting on what might be the longer-term effects of Trump Administration’s deregulatory agenda for the environment and the economy.

Dr. Cary Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making. His most recent books include: Achieving Regulatory Excellence; Does Regulation Kill Jobs?; Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation; Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy; and Regulation and Regulatory Processes. Prior to joining Penn Law, Coglianese spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has taught as a visiting law professor at Stanford and Vanderbilt, founded the Law & Society Association’s international collaborative research network on regulatory governance, served as a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and created and now advises the daily production of The Regulatory Review. The chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States' committee on rulemaking, he has led a National Science Foundation initiative on e-rulemaking, served on the ABA’s task force on improving regulations, and chaired a task force on transparency and public participation in the regulatory process that offered a blueprint to the Obama Administration on open government. He recently served as a member of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studying performance-based safety regulation and of an Aspen Institute dialogue o


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