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Tackling Preemption: Fighting State Efforts to Block Municipal Climate Action

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

A stop sign with the texas statehouse on it in front of a blurred background of Austin, Texas. Text says: Tackling Preemption: Fighting State Efforts to Block Climate Action

Tuesday, May 17th at 2:00PM ET

In the absence of state and federal climate action, cities around the country have turned to local policies to ensure a cleaner, greener future for themselves. Unfortunately, many state legislatures have introduced and even enacted bills that prohibit such local climate policies, known as preemptive legislation, targeting municipal efforts related to clean energy, electrification, and more. Understanding what this preemption looks like, how it threatens both climate action and equity, and how to respond to it, is essential for state climate policy actors across sectors.

Joining us to discuss this in detail are Sara Zimmerman, Director of the Climate Policy Equity Center, Logan Welde, Staff Attorney and Legislative Director of Clean Air Council, and Jane West, Policy and Planning Director of 1000 Friends of Florida. Register today to learn more about securing a more equitable climate future for our cities and states.

Featured Image: Greg Casto, Climate XChange. Stop sign photo: Iman Vague on Unsplash. Texas State Capitol photo: Kumar Appaiah on Wikimedia Commons. Austin photo: Mitchell Kmetz on Unsplash.


May 17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm




Climate XChange SCPN