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.