For the EPA’s carbon-reduction plan to work, rural communities need to be at the table as states prepare their proposals. With proper planning, the Clean Power Plan could be good for both the environment and the economy.
The Supreme Court decision to delay implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is a set-back for rural America. The longer we wait to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the tougher things will get for rural communities.
There’s a perception that rural areas are less willing to deal with climate-change policy. A groundbreaking project in Minnesota shows that residents are ready to talk and take action, when the conversation addresses rural concerns.