Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

 

Rural Climate Dialogues State Convening Final Report

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Bismarck, ND - - Dakota Resource Council (DRC) released the following statement today, regarding the Obama administration’s rollout of its “Clean Power Plan."

Speaking from her home in Belfield, DRC Chair Linda Weiss said, “Since its founding, many of DRC’s campaigns have focused on North Dakota’s role in our national energy economy and how we can do better for future generations. We are now at a unique place in our history, and it is time to step up to the plate and truly demonstrate North Dakota’s energy strength. Right here in North Dakota, we have the resources, know-how, and time, to produce energy that does not contaminate... read more

Originally published at www.iatp.org

Last week, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, the United States’ strongest climate policy to date. The plan aims to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions by allowing states to devise their own plans to reach federally-mandated emissions reduction targets. This choose-your-own-adventure policy could send states down very different paths, some worse for the environment and community resilience than others.

A bragging point for the Clean Power Plan is its... read more

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light believes the active care of creation is integral to spiritual life and social justice. We respond to climate change by bringing Minnesota's faith communities together and by providing opportunities for congregations to join the growing climate justice movement. Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized religious support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state.

 

What does Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light see as the... read more

This is the Forest Guild's policy statement on climate change and forests. 

Forests have an effect on, and are influenced by, changing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses (GHG) in Earth’s atmosphere and the resulting changes in climatic conditions. This policy statement outlines management that enhances forests’ ability to adapt to climate change and mitigate the effects of climate change through increased carbon sequestration and storage or forest restoration activities that reduce risk of high-severity fires. The first priority is to protect and prevent the conversion and deforestation of forestland. The second... read more

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