Rabe: US playing catch-up on fighting fossil fuels

June 10, 2023 The Guardian

Barry Rabe, The Guardian: Barry Rabe, an expert in environmental policy at the University of Michigan, said that with no plan set forward by Congress to shift away from gas or build new networks of power lines to transport clean electricity, fights similar to the Mountain Valley pipeline are likely to continue.

“We are in a transition, but we are still producing and shipping and exporting gas,” he said. “With the Inflation Reduction Act we’ve taken a huge step in terms of incentives but it will only go so far. We have no carbon price, no ban on oil or gas production, nothing like they have in the European Union. The US is really playing catch-up.”