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Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Rabe's research examines climate and energy politics. In recent years, Rabe has chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has served on recent National Academy of Public Administration panels examining the Departments of Commerce and Interior as well as the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He is currently a member of the U-M Carbon Neutrality Commission.

How states should tax new fossil fuel boom

Nov 14, 2014
In “How Should States Tax New Fossil Fuel Boom,” Barry Rabe speaks with Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty to discuss the taxation of fossil fuels, which has become a frontline political issue in many states due to the growth of fracking....
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New interstate pipeline proposed near old pipeline-rupture site

Jul 2, 2014
"The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos' Oceola Township, Mich., pasture last year for an oil pipeline - but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of...

Fracking brings economic boost, but risks raise concerns

May 14, 2013
Most Michigan and Pennsylvania residents say fracking is good for the economy, but have concerns about chemicals used and other environmental risks, according to a University of Michigan survey.The results come from the National Surveys on Energy...

Michigan Chronicle interviews Rabe on fracking in Michigan

Jan 21, 2013
The Michigan Chronicle interviewed Barry Rabe for its story on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fracking is a process by which oil and gas companies inject chemical fluids or sand into underground shale rock formations in order to free deposits...

Barry Rabe: Taxes on fracking? Politics in the shale era

Nov 5, 2014 0:02:05

University of Michigan environmental policy professor Barry Rabe looks at how states are responding to the first decade of extended development of oil and natural gas from shale deposits where federal involvement is limited.

STPP INFORMATION SESSION

Sep 24, 2013, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Energy use, fracking, stem cell research, vaccination and prescription drug regulations, intellectual property issues and support for biotech research --these are some of the science related issues that policymakers face. The Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Graduate Certificate program will help you develop and gain methods and tools for science and technology policy analysis.
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