RCN Member Map
The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify policy approaches that are supportive of on-the-ground solutions. It reflects ideas and input from Rural Climate Network member organizations and other rural organizations, leaders and experts in the U.S. This is a starting point; additional input, perspectives and policy solutions are welcomed, as are questions, inquiries and endorsements. For more information about this document or the Rural Climate Network, email Tara Ritter at email@example.com.
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Originally published at www.iatp.org
Last week, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, the United States’ strongest climate policy to date. The plan aims to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions by allowing states to devise their own plans to reach federally-mandated emissions reduction targets. This choose-your-own-adventure policy could send states down very different paths, some worse for the environment and community resilience than others.
A bragging point for the Clean Power Plan is its... read more
"The mission of the Risky Business Project is to quantify the economic risks to the U.S. from unmitigated climate change. This follow-up report focuses on the Southeast and Texas and offers a first step toward defining the range of potential economic consequences to this specific region if we continue on our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway. Our research combines state-of-the-art climate science projections through the year 2100 (and beyond in some cases) with empirically derived estimates of the impact of projected changes in temperature and precipitation on the... read more
Bismarck, ND - - Dakota Resource Council (DRC) released the following statement today, regarding the Obama administration’s rollout of its “Clean Power Plan."
Speaking from her home in Belfield, DRC Chair Linda Weiss said, “Since its founding, many of DRC’s campaigns have focused on North Dakota’s role in our national energy economy and how we can do better for future generations. We are now at a unique place in our history, and it is time to step up to the plate and truly demonstrate North Dakota’s energy strength. Right here in North Dakota, we have the resources, know-how, and time, to produce energy that does not contaminate... read more