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For this episode of The Ballpark, we head to California to take an in-depth look at the Golden State’s considerable economic power and what that means for its ability to influence environmental policy nationwide. We also discuss the state’s worsening wildfires, and what actions the state and federal government can take to mitigate them. This episode includes contributions from Professor Renee Van Vechten (University of Redlands) and Professor Leah Stokes (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Listen to Episode 4.2 on Soundcloud


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The Ballpark podcast is produced by Elina Ganatra (LSE Phelan US Centre) with contributions from Chris Gilson (LSE Phelan US Centre). Title theme, ‘Take me out to the Ball game’ by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” used with permission.

Featured image: Photo by Manny Becerra on Unsplash

Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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