Denver Associate Ivan London was quoted July 24 in E&E News regarding how the Trump administration’s evolving policy changes will impact the oil and gas industry and the mining industry. President Trump, EPA and the Interior Department have taken several actions that might boost U.S. energy and mineral production, whether by cutting red tape or rolling back Obama-administration regulations. However, London explained how EPA and other agencies will have to provide clear justifications for their actions or face Administrative Procedure Act challenges — many of which are already in motion. The article also quoted London’s statements regarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the likelihood that environmental regulation in the near future will likely feature states taking a bigger role in environmental oversight, while the federal government steps back.

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