Krysten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say
RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw is quoted in the New York Times about the importance of social programs at the community level.
Cutting assistance to local communities would also undermine popular support for a transition to a clean energy economy, experts say. “Some of the programs that are intended to reach into rural and low-income communities are really important to maintaining the political coalition for this,” said Dallas Burtraw, an analyst for Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan research organization focused on energy and environmental policy. “It could be both an economic and a political problem if those communities are left behind.”