After four years of environmental rollbacks and inaction on climate change, the tides have turned on Capitol Hill. Since Biden took office in January, we’ve seen a slew of climate initiatives and introduced policies, including an early Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis, a proposed climate-focused infrastructure bill, and new greenhouse gas pollution reduction targets. Policymakers and advocates at the state level have asked – what does this action mean for states? How can state legislators and climate activists best complement the work of the federal government?
Joining us to tackle these questions and many more are two prominent climate leaders who lead national organizations fighting for effective and equitable climate policy. Keya Chatterjee, the Executive Director of US Climate Action Network, and Jasmine Sanders, the Executive Director of Our Climate, will discuss what’s taken place to date, and contextualize what federal climate action will mean for states across the country.