The University of Richmond School of Law will welcome Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), energy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, and Trevor Houser, energy adviser to Hillary for America, as they square off in a forum focusing on energy and environment issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election. The event is Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the Law School Moot Courtroom. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.

Cramer represents North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected in 2012 and serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Cramer is assigned to three subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Environment and the Economy and Oversight and Investigations.

Houser is a partner with the consulting firm Rhodium Group in Washington, D.C., and leads the firm’s energy and natural resources practice. He also co-directs the Climate Impact Lab, a collaboration of leading research institutions combining climate, economic and data science to quantify the risks climate change presents.

The debate will be moderated by Professor Noah Sachs of the School of Law. It will be the third presidential campaign debate on energy and environment issues that the Law School has hosted since 2008.  

“To my knowledge, this is the only debate on energy and environment issues in the entire country this year in which both campaigns are participating,” Sachs said. “We are excited to dive into these important issues on the eve of the election.” 

This event is sponsored by the Merhige Center for Environmental Studies and the Environmental Law Society of the University of Richmond School of Law. A reception will follow the forum. The debate will be webcast online.

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Energy & Environment Debate

“To my knowledge, this is the only debate on energy and environment issues in the entire country this year in which both campaigns are participating. We are excited to dive into these important issues on the eve of the election.” 

-Noah Sachs, professor of law and forum moderator

Professor of Law
Director, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies
Environmental Law and International Environmental Law
Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste Regulation
Climate Change
Transboundary Pollution