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Local Climate-Change Efforts and Foreign Affairs Environmental Federalism

In an introduction to an article collection about climate-change localism, James E. Salzman writes that the federal government should take the lead in a field “with such obvious international implications.” But because the federal government’s role is shrinking under the Trump administration, Salzman contends that “necessity remains the mother of invention” and thus many states and localities have taken the lead, resulting in “an experiment in foreign affairs federalism in real time.” Read more here.