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Despite Democratic Wins, Capitol Hill Status Quo Remains

Posted in Legislative Updates

Written by David J. Leiter and Bryan M. Stockton

The odds of substantive energy and environmental legislation in the next Congress are slim, but the Obama Administration—now freed from the restraints of re-election—is expected to utilize its executive powers and imprint its energy and environmental legacy through the regulatory process. See ML Strategies’ post-election analysis for a discussion of how President Obama’s reelection, as well as changes in the Senate, will likely affect the future of energy and environmental issues, legislation and regulations. We will continue to bring you updates on what is expected in the near-term from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Energy.