Climate Policy in a Republican World
In recent days Republicans in the US House of Representatives released the first of what will be a six-part policy platform on energy, climate, and conservation. The strategy was the work of the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force (ECC). The Task Force was established by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as a response to the more aggressive policies of their Democratic colleagues. McCarthy is anticipating Republicans will take back the House in the coming elections and is strutting his stuff—wanting to show the man upstairs—Donald Trump that he can do the job of House Speaker.