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Although cities often are touted as climate change policy leaders, a close look at politically conservative Texas cities finds many lagging or faltering

Howard, Jeff and Foss, Ann W. (2016) Although cities often are touted as climate change policy leaders, a close look at politically conservative Texas cities finds many lagging or faltering. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (16 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

As the recent Supreme Court decision on Obama’s climate regulations have illustrated, climate action at the national level in the US is a fraught affair. US cities often are touted as leading on climate, however — or at least some of them are. Ann W. Foss and Jeff Howard argue that most cities leading on climate are politically liberal, and they use the Dallas- Fort Worth area as a case study to examine a range of communities at the opposite end of the political spectrum. In this conservative region, they find far more laggard cities than leaders, and cities that have begun to emerge as leaders often have backslidden. Political aversion to climate action, they write, often means that when laggard cities pursue energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies, they do so as cost saving rather than environmental measures.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 14:43
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65935

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