Making sense of federal climate legislation with former U.S. Senate staffer, Todd Wooten
Short of all-out nuclear war, it’s unlikely that any issue confronting humankind poses a greater threat to its long-term health and wellbeing than global warming. Now, happily, it appears that the federal government is beginning to get serious about enacting legislation that would place some limits on U.S. carbon emissions. But, of course, as with any major federal legislation, the devil is in the details.
One person who understands those details better than just about anyone else is Todd Wooten. Todd is director of the Southeast Climate Resources Center at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and a former legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Todd will be joined by Veronica Butcher of the N.C. Conservation Network and Dr. Steve Jackson of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center in explaining the legislation, its strengths and weaknesses, and its prospects for success. Please join us for this special
NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon–
Federal climate legislation: Will it work? Will it be fair? Can it be enacted?
When: Wednesday December 9, 2009
(registration @ 11:30 am, presentation begins at 12 noon and concludes by 1:30 pm)
Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Cost: $10 (includes a box lunch) Pre-registration required