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Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 535–539 | Cite as

State energy policy in the Trump Era: insights from public opinion

  • Barry G. Rabe
  • Sarah B. MillsEmail author
Article

Abstract

In light of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Accord and reverse a number of federal climate policies, many states and localities have pledged to increase their activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article discusses the policies that they are likely to consider, and uses national survey data to ascertain whether policymakers are likely to find support for each of these policy approaches among the general public.

Keywords

Climate policy State policy Public opinion Carbon tax Renewable energy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gerald R. Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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