Watch “Election 2020” from EarthxTV’s Law & Nature to Discover the Potential Implications

 (DALLAS, TX) November 13, 2020 – Law & Nature: Discussions of Environmental Law & Policy Developed by the EarthxLaw Advisory Council, a new series on Trammell Crow’s EarthxTV, filmed a special “Election 2020” episode featuring an insightful dive into what the outcomes of the election could mean for the future of environmental law and the environment. The episode will premiere on EarthxTV on November 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST and encore on November 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM CST.

 “This election cycle will have unprecedented implications for the future of environmental law is expected to be unprecedented and will greatly impact the future of the environment law and how we protect the environment,” said Jeff Civins, chair of the EarthxLaw Advisory Council and Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law. “And this includes more than the presidential election – it is both the federal and state House and Senate elections too. These elections will have long-lasting implications for our country and the world and how we operate our businesses and live our lives.”

The show’s panelists – who are among some of the country’s leading environmental law thought leaders –  tackle a vast array of environmental law issues that a new administration could potentially face, including climate change, environmental justice, executive orders and regulations, the Congressional Review Act, enforcement, WOTUS, NEPA reform, infrastructure development, renewable energy, and judicial appointments, to name a few.

“Election outcomes have a profound impact on the environment,” said Trammell S. Crow, President of the Crow Family Foundation and Founder of EarthX. “I have been an environmentalist since I first learned the word at age 10. And when I began to realize how dire the environmental threats are to my children and future generations, I began supporting environmental organizations and politicians who understand that the best environmental solutions will come not from simply government regulation, but from market-driven, business-led innovations.”

Panelists include prominent environmental law thought leaders John Cruden, Principal, Beveridge and Diamond, former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Environmental and Natural Resources Division; Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute and former EPA General Counsel; Seth Jaffe, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, and author of the environmental blog, and Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University Law School, former senior staffer at EPA and Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.


EarthxLaw’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council

  • Jeff Civins, Chair, Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law (Austin)
  • James Bruen, Of Counsel, Farella Braun + Martell LLP, (San Francisco)
  • John C Cruden, Principal, Beveridge and Diamond (Washington DC)
  • Charles A. De Monaco, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP (Pittsburgh)
  • Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University Law School (New Haven)
  • Brent Fewell, Founder, Earth & Water Law, LLC (Washington, D.C.)
  • Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute (Washington, D.C.)
  • Avi S. Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
  • Allan Gates, Member, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC (Little Rock)
  • Jean M. Flores, Founding Partner, Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C. (Dallas)
  • Pamela M. Giblin, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Leadership Council (Austin)
  • Tracy D. Hester, Professor, University of Houston Law Center (Houston)
  • Seth D. Jaffe, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP (Boston)
  • Melinda E. Taylor, Professor, Senior Lecturer and Executive Director, University of Texas School of Law (Austin)