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Event: Climate Obstruction at the State Level as the Inflation Reduction Act Moves to Implementation

September 1, 2022

Now that the Inflation Reduction Act has been signed into law, attention now turns to the states as they look to implement this transformational legislation. Scholars from the Climate Social Science Network will share insights on opportunities and challenges for states, reception and lobbying by important interest groups such as fossil fuel communities and utilities, and how opponents of climate action may seek to impede or delay implementation. They’ll also share recent research on challenges at the state and local levels. 


  • Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University 
  • Shanti Gamper-Rabindan, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and author of America’s Energy Gamble
  • Joshua Basseches, David and Jane Flowerree Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Environmental Studies at Tulane University 
  • Galen Hall, Researcher at the Brown Climate and Development Lab 

Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 11 am EDT 

WHERE: https://brown.zoom.us/j/96175027429