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History’s Greatest Obstacle to Climate Progress Has Finally Fallen

September 7, 2022

CSSN Scholars Leah Stokes and Matto Mildenberger were featured in an article published by The Atlantic on their expertise in environmental politics. The article focuses on highlighting Congress’ previous climate action efforts and the recent success Democrats in the Senate had in passing the first comprehensive climate law in American history.

“We have never seen the Senate pass a major climate bill. It felt nearly impossible for decades—it felt nearly impossible for the last month.” – Leah Stokes

“The structure of international climate politics is on the verge of changing: For the first time ever, America’s Article I Congress, with its unique power to tax and spend and remake the shape of the economy, is going to push the U.S. economy to decarbonize.”

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