September 2nd, 2008
Texas League of Conservation Voters will be represented at the upcoming Hobby Policy Conference.
This conference, presented by the highly regarded Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities, is focused on increasing Texans’ prosperity, and includes a significant environmental component, “Impact of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities” on the conference’s last day. This session is co-sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund and features:
- Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston
- Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Ramon Alvarez, Environmental Defense Fund
- Cyrus Reed, Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
- Dick Lavine, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Here are details on this session: Strong and effective measures are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent costly and potentially catastrophic environmental and economic damage as a result of climate change. This workshop combines Environmental Defense’s expertise in environmental policy with CPPP’s focus on the impact that climate-change policies can have on low- and moderate-income Texas families and on the state budget. If Congress decides to adopt a cap-and-trade approach, a key issue will be whether to auction off most or all of the emission allowances, and, if so, how to use the proceeds.
Learn more about the conference and register to attend here.