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The creators of the award-winning documentary, They Say It Can’t Be Done, in partnership with the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project, present It Can Be Done Live – a conversation between entrepreneurs, regulatory experts, and noted academics around creative and bipartisan solutions to global challenges to our shared future. The third of four panel events, It Can Be Done Live: The Future of Our Earth, took place on September 24th, 2020.

By 2050, 9 billion humans will share this planet and how we protect it is one of the most important questions of our time. How will we ensure that we can adapt to a changing climate, that we will all have access to clean air and fresh water, and that habitats are protected? While these goals have notable public support, reasonable people differ on the best methods to protect the environment. Are there more effective and less burdensome ways to accomplish these vital goals? The panelists explored the potential of human ingenuity to solve these problems and the conditions necessary to make those solutions a reality. We say it can be done.


  • James W. Coleman, Associate Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • David Doniger, Director, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Charles Hernick, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • [Moderator] Susan Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

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