On Wednesday the forum “Post-Election: The Environmentalist Response” took place in Murphey Hall to discuss the potential impact of the first hundred days of the Trump presidency on the environment.
Schuyler Cornell, senior and event organizer, said this forum was designed to include issue briefings about what the first 100 days of the presidency would look like, to discuss the Paris Agreement and to talk about funding and regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency.
“So basically I got the idea for this event the days following the election when I was expecting to go into my classes and have professors tell me what was going to happen to the environment, like this thing I’ve been studying for four years, and no one was really providing any insight on that,” she said. “So today we gathered a bunch of information to give you all a sense of what could happen the first 100 days of the presidency and just to see what we should all be worried about.”
Cornell discussed Myron Ebell, Trump’s choice as the new head of the EPA, and what he has done and is planning on achieving. She said the forum gives everyone the opportunity to think about what to expect when Ebell is in charge of EPA, including the Clean Power Act which he has called illegal.