Thursday, February 28, 2013

Two Cities Addressing Climate Change Challenges

What California can teach D.C. about climate change policy
February 26, 2013 - Since 2000 two cities in the U.S. have been playing extraordinarily important, though remarkably different, roles in crafting public policy to address climate change challenges.

One city is Sacramento, the capital of California, the most populous state in the U.S. and the 15th largest economy in the world. Since the early 2000s progressives in many political and business sectors in the state have responded with bold, multifaceted and inspiring action in response to climate change.

The other city is Washington, D.C. In 2008 a cap-and-trade plan was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives but died in the Senate. President Barack Obama and the Senate Democratic leadership could not rally the 60 votes needed for the plan to pass. read more>>>

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