Politics:

Attorney David Hayes sees push for environment policy change in new House

With the Democrats poised to take over leadership of the House at the start of the next session of Congress, questions are arising as to the amount of emphasis that will be placed on climate change and other environmental issues. During today's OnPoint, David Hayes, partner and Global Chair of Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources Practice and former deputy secretary of the Interior, says the new Democratic leadership will want to be progressive on the environmental front. Hayes sees a big push ahead on creating technologies for alternative energy but also talks of a vigorous drilling debate as the United States continues to try to meet its growing energy demands. Hayes also comments on how changes in the House Resources Committee will affect land conservation, water conservation and the Endangered Species Act.