The Campaign for the Future: The Long Road to the Inflation Reduction Act

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Leah C. Stokes works on energy, climate, and environmental policy. Her award-winning book “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States” examines why we are behind on climate action, telling the history of fossil fuel companies and electric utilities promoting climate denial and delay. 

In this lecture, Stokes will examine how climate policy rose to the top of the agenda, became a priority in Congress, and eventually became law through the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Stokes has been published in top scholarly journals as well as in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Stokes was named to the 2022 TIME100 Next list. She is a senior policy consultant at Rewiring America and cohost of the popular climate podcast A Matter of Degrees.

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