About the Director
Barry Rabe is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of the Environment, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment; and Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Barry's research examines the intersection of environmental protection and energy development in federal systems, with special interest in the role of American states and Canadian provinces in policy development and implementation. Much of his work in recent years has examined sub-federal climate policy and public opinion on climate issues, including ongoing collaboration in the development of the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). He has also expanded research in the past few years to consider policy issues related to state and local development of shale gas resources and serves on the 2013-14 National Research Council Committee on Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development.
Barry's Recent, Current, and Upcoming Courses
Barry Rabe in the News: Recent Coverage
|2014-03-07||Bloomberg.com||Keystone XL’s Factions in Late Rush to Coax U.S.|
|2014-01-31||The Michigan Daily||Alexander Hermann: A foundation for greater cooperation|
|2014-01-14||Environment and Energy Daily||CAMPAIGN 2014: Mich. governor, challenger tread warily on environmental issues in tight race|
|2014-01-13||news.gnom.es||White House Announces New Energy Review|
|2014-01-13||The Michigan Daily||Sierra Club asks Snyder for policy changes|
|2014-01-10||U.S. News and World Report||White House Announces New Energy Review|
|2013-12-25||Kitsap Sun||Wealthy Donors in His Corner as Obama Comes Out Swinging on Climate Change|
|2013-12-24||The Brookings Institution, Up Front Blog||Pennsylvania’s Fracking Case: State and Local Governance Challenges|
|2013-12-20||marketplace.org||Pennsylvania court: Towns can restrict fracking|
|2013-12-03||CaliforniaCarbon.info||OPINION: Collaborative federalism in climate policy?|