Hurricanes, Climate Change Policies and Electoral Accountability
Following a hurricane that hits their district, congress members promote more environmental regulation, but this response is penalized in subsequent elections, from Stefano Gagliarducci,
, and Eleonora Patacchini
Following a hurricane that hits their district, congress members promote more environmental regulation.
paper that shows congress members support environmental regulation following disasters in their district: "The change in legislative agenda is persistent over time, and it is associated with an electoral penalty in the following elections.”
congress members from districts hit by a hurricane are more likely to support bills promoting environmental regulation, but it is associated with an electoral penalty; more common for long-serving, pro-environment Members in safe districts #SocSciResearch