Green Jim Crow

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from TPPF,

What to Know: California’s energy policies are “Green Jim Crow,” one commentator says—they undermine civil rights and racial equity.

The TPPF Take: The green movement hurts the poor and minority communities most.

“With today’s level of industrialization, switching to an economy that utilizes only renewable energy would penalize the very groups that can least afford it,” says TPPF’s Katie Tahuahua. “The cost of energy could become cripplingly high for many low-income Americans. As it is, lower-income households pay 4.9 percent more of their income on utilities than higher-income households.”

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