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Failure Of ALEC Climate Plan Shows Hurdle For Market-Based Programs

September 10, 2019
The conservative Heartland Institute is claiming as a victory the free-market American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) of state legislators’ refusal to adopt a resolution supporting voluntary market-based approaches that boost clean energy, underscoring that even non-regulatory climate strategies still face strong right-wing opposition. According to a Sept. 4 post by Heartland’s Climate and Environmental Policy Director James Taylor, ALEC’s legislative members at their summer meeting Aug. 14-16 in Austin, TX, unanimously rejected a resolution in support of “empower[ing] individuals, States,...

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