July 10, 2020

An ELI and American University Washington College of Law Program on Environmental and Energy Law Public Webinar

In times of crisis it is clearer than ever that vulnerable communities are impacted the most. As the climate crisis looms, policy must work to protect vulnerable communities while also rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. States are leading the way with innovative legislation that prioritizes the needs of communities and sets ambitious goals for decarbonization. These policies are often due to the efforts of diverse coalitions composed of justice-oriented, environmental, and labor organizations. Recently implemented policies in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and New York offer potential models for equitable climate change policy.

Panelists explored lessons learned from legislation including the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act, and the District of Columbia’s ambitious Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment, particularly in the context of a global health crisis. Participants gained a robust understanding of some of the nation’s leading policy strategies to address climate change.

William Snape III
, Director, Program on Environmental and Energy Law, American University Washington College of Law
Shalanda Baker, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law
Kelly Crawford, Associate Director, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
Kenley Farmer, Associate Director for the Affordability and Efficiency Division, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
Raya Salter, Member, New York State Climate Action Council

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