State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates? Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?
On Tuesday, May 6, The New Republic and the League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in New England at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College. The program will address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.
- Dan Utech, Special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Climate Change
- Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont
- Donnalee Lozeau, Mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire
- Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Columnist, The New Republic
- Anne Kelly, Director of Public Policy, Ceres
- James Pindell, Political Reporter, WMUR-TV
- Michael Simpson, Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England
- Curt Spalding, Administrator, New England Region, Environmental Protection Agency
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