Summary

The battle over the future of President Obama’s climate policies is heating up. President Trump’s recent executive orders have targeted a wide array of Obama policies including regulation of carbon emissions and coal leasing on federal lands. On the international front, the future is still unknown as the Trump administration is reportedly still discussing the potential of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, however no action has been taken to date. In light of the recent actions, what previous policies will remain and what will change? What role will energy markets play in determining policy? And, what is a politically viable U.S. climate policy in the long-term?