Spectrum News: “National Park Repair Backlog Nearly Doubles; GOP Lawmakers Want Answers”
This article quotes RFF Senior Fellow Margaret Walls about cost of repairs for infrastructure in US National Parks.
“A lot of infrastructure was built in the 1930s with the Civilian Conservation Corps, even dating older to that. It's hard to maintain that. It takes a lot of money,” said Margaret Walls, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Resources for the Future.
“We could increase our entrance fees and other user fees,” Walls explained. “People don't like that idea…but that's one approach. We could perhaps tax recreational equipment.”
Testimony and Public Comments — Feb 26, 2024
Comments on the Proposed Guidance for the 45V Tax Credit
This public comment addressed to the Internal Revenue Service focuses on the role of state energy and climate policies and the risks associated with using the annual emissions rate in the 45V clean hydrogen tax credit.
Environmental Justice Series — Mar 6, 2024
Environmental Justice: Taking Stock of Justice40
A virtual event exploring the implementation of Justice40, the US federal government's largest environmental justice initiative
Report — Feb 21, 2024
Policy Incentives to Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal: Analysis and Recommendations
This report surveys the challenges to scaling carbon dioxide removal efforts in the United States and details short-term solutions and long-run policy frameworks.