“Taxing Fracking in the Shale Era” with Barry Rabe, PhD

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Join the Canada Institute for their third Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable with Barry Rabe, PhD, to discuss the policies necessary to harness the new energy reality in North America.

As the shale boom shifts centers of oil and natural gas production in North America, severance taxes collected at the point of extraction have taken on increased importance for sub-national jurisdictions. Barry Rabe will discuss what these new sources of revenue mean for increasingly cash-strapped states and provinces and which methods appear to be the most effective from a revenue and carbon-reduction perspective.

Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Arthur Thurnau Professor at the Ford School, and director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), with additional appointments in the Department of Political Science, the Program in the Environment, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Much of his recent research examines sub-federal development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases in the United States and other federal systems. In 2006, Barry became the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his contribution to both scholarship and policymaking. Barry is a fellow of the National Academic of Public Administration and has served on NAPA panels as well as the 2013-14 National Resource Council Committee on Shale Gas Risks and Governance. He teaches public management, environmental policy, and a seminar on climate change at the Ford School.

Barry is currently a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center.

Remember to bring your own lunch. Coffee will be served.
4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 6th Floor
Washington DC 20004

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