Red States Are Blocking Blue Cities from Setting Climate Policies

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As activist groups attempt to limit consumer choice by banning appliances and preventing the construction of renewable power generation, transmission, and other critical energy infrastructure, Consumer Energy Alliance remains dedicated to ensuring families across the country have access to the most affordable, reliable, resilient, and environmentally sustainable energy possible.

The fight didn’t fit neatly in a red-versus-blue, state-versus-city narrative. Matthew Gonzalez, the Southwest executive director of CEA and the leader of the campaign against the climate charter, also serves as the Democratic mayor of the village of Cimarron, N.M.

Yet Gonzalez said in an email that CEA “is generally in favor of states setting energy policies because states have the expertise and financial resources for proper oversight that very few municipalities do.”

Read more – The Washington Post