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Nov
01
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests.
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Related Past Events

Oct
04
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Can a carbon price survive in a highly decentralized, fossil-fuel producing nation that is tightly integrated with the economy of the United States? Against the backdrop of worldwide interest in carbon pricing as a way to meet commitments made in Paris, and in the context of a Trump presidency, this talk examines the history, origins and prospects of carbon pricing in Canada. The talk will focus on recent efforts at developing a national carbon price framework at the federal level, the challenges now facing the current federal government as it moves toward implementation, and the prospects for carbon pricing in the future. Specific attention will be paid to the role of recalcitrant provinces, a divided public, and the influence of political developments in the United States. The talk will also explore key controversies over carbon pricing, and highlight potential lessons from the Canadian experience.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Jun
12
CLOSUP Lecture Series
This One-Day Workshop is free and open to the public – but you must register to attend ( see below ) Space is limited to 50 participants – so register early! Registration/Check-in 8:30am-9:00am Program begins at 9:00am and adjourns at 4:15pm Agenda http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-agenda-2017.pdf Presenter bios http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-bios-2017.pdf In the environmental realm, people often worry about rebound effects, such that adoption of one pro-environmental behavior will undermine future environmental actions. Others assume that interventions will lead to gateway effects, whereby one pro-environmental behavior leads to others. This workshop will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss behavioral environmental interventions and the complications that arise when multiple behaviors or multiple instances of the same behavior are needed for program success
2017 - 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Apr
26
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Student panels will discuss the implications of their independent research projects on state and local environmental policy on issues ranging from recycling and food policy to water and energy.
2017 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Apr
12
CLOSUP Lecture Series
While much attention has been focused on the threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to water systems—whether by its consumptive use of freshwater or the risk of contaminating ground- and surface waters—the financial wealth that oil and gas development brings to state and local governments may provide opportunities to protect water resources. This diverse group of scholars will discuss their research at the intersection of fracking and water policy, and as a panel explore whether there are particular policies or practices that might be scaled-up or replicated outside their geographical area of study to create more sustainable energy-water systems.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mar
06
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Development of the Bakken formation represents a multitude of trade-offs. The region is one of the great granaries of the world, but it is also the site of a recent oil and gas boom made possible by hydraulic fracturing. Overlapping with these natural resources is also a grasslands biome - one of the largest areas of grasslands in Canada and the US, which contains breeding grounds for millions of birds. How local residents understand the landscape is crucial to making fair and adequate policy to protect the ecosystem and the economy. This talk examines how landowners grapple with economic, environmental, and social trade-offs when making decisions about land-use.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Related Faculty/Staff

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Email:
chausman@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6951
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Associate Professor of Public Policy
Email:
shobita@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-8075
Barry Rabe
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment; Director, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
Email:
brabe@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-9596
Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
draimi@umich.edu
Phone: 
(734) 764-2373
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Email:
kraimi@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6944
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Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
salmeeni@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-2373
Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Complex Systems
Email:
cpsimon@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 763-3074

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