Cap and Trade-Offs

October 2020


Meredith Fowlie, Faculty Director of the Energy Institute, is quoted in Grist regarding environmental justice concerns that will be affected by November’s election. It’s not a question of whether or not climate change is a critical issue for the elections but a when. In hopes of other states following California’s lead, successful environmental policy will ultimately alleviate the burdens faced by marginalized communities.

“’If a Democrat is headed to the White House in November, environmental justice concerns are going to be front and center’ said Meredith Fowlie, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley. ‘There is something that we can learn from California, and it’s crucial that we learn it.’”

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