People Places Planet Podcast

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Summary

Local governments often require developers to bear the costs of new infrastructure, termed “exactions.” But Professors Rossi and Serkin from Vanderbilt University Law School proposed imposing “energy exactions” to address the energy impacts of new residential or commercial growth. In this episode, students talk to the professors to learn more about this novel idea.

Show Notes

Local governments often require developers to bear the costs of new infrastructure. Known as “exactions”, the funds help localities address the burdens that growth places on schools, transportation, water, and sewers. But Professors Jim Rossi and Christopher Serkin, both with Vanderbilt University Law School, have proposed imposing “energy exactions” to address the energy impacts of new residential or commercial growth. In this episode, Linda Breggin, a senior attorney at ELI, and students from the law school talk to Professors Rossi and Serkin to learn more about this novel idea. 

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What is People Places Planet Podcast?

Welcome to People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities, founded on the rule of law.