As Washington's first outsider president, Mr. Trump has an opportunity to craft environmental legislation that balances both business and environmentalist. While it is too early to predict with confidence how environmental law will fare in the Trump administration, it is clear that it will be markedly different than it would have been if Hillary Clinton had been elected President. But because Trump truly is a Washington outsider who is beholden to neither of the two major political parties, he actually may have an opportunity to craft reforms that benefit both business and the environment. Whether or not he actually will do so is anyone's guess.
Robert V. Percival,
Environmental Law in the Trump Administration,
Emory Corp. Governance & Accountability Rev.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.emory.edu/ecgar/vol4/iss0/22