Rabe on midterms and climate policy

February 4, 2022 E&E News

With midterms approaching, people are wondering if climate action will impact the elections. Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, explained how Democrats might face issues at the polls due to the failure of the Build Back Better bill.

“Because of those very, very high expectations, you really face a letdown issue,” Rabe said. “And with midterms, you’re always worried, not so much about how people vote, but whether they show up to vote. And for more climate-minded voters, what might compel them to go to the polls in November?”