President Jeremy Ben-Ami said, "such a Draconian step would widely undermine confidence" in U.S. leadership.
Any Draconian shift on climate change policies would be most detrimental to the energy sector Sunbelt states.
Depending on your political views this is either a time of dynamic reform or Draconian backsliding in Australia.
1876 (earlier Draconic, implied from 1640s), from Draco, Greek statesman who laid down a code of laws for Athens 621 B.C.E. that mandated death as punishment for minor crimes. His name seems to mean literally "sharp-sighted" (see dragon).