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As printed in the Des Moines Register on June 13, 2015:
As political candidates begin traveling across Iowa, they will no doubt be asked what action they will take on climate change. It’s important to help them remember that low-income, rural Americans are extremely vulnerable to the economic and health effects of a changing climate, and stand to benefit the most from investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Rural communities feel the direct impacts of a changing climate. Farmers and ranchers adapt to extreme weather by necessity, rural grocery stores have higher electricity bills during heat... read more
The White HouseOffice of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 10, 2015
FACT SHEET: Administration Announces Actions to Bring Jobs and Clean Energy to Rural America
Financing Hundreds Of Projects To Reduce Carbon Pollution In Rural Communities
President Obama is committed to combating climate change to protect future generations while supporting a strong rural economy. Climate change can no longer be seen as a distant... read more
A new report by Public Citizen shows that Ohio consumers will see lower electricity bills under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution.
In June 2014, the EPA introduced a proposal to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants, a critical step to address climate change in the U.S. The proposal, dubbed the Clean Power Plan, asks each state to design its own strategy to achieve carbon reduction targets by 2030 and is expected to be finalized by August 2015.
The EPA rule will require Ohio to reduce its carbon pollution by 29 percent by 2030. The Clean Power Plan presents a great... read more
The Center for Rural Strategies has produced numerous news stories and opinion pieces on the transition away from extractive energy in Appalachia. This booklet is a compilation of these stories.