Over the past two years, passage of successive infrastructure-related bills by the U.S. Congress - Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, Chips+, Infrastructure, Investment & Jobs Act, and Inflation Reduction Act - equals historic levels of investment by the federal government in transitioning to a clean energy economy and upgrading infrastructure across the nation. Successful implementation at the federal agency, state and local level to execute the goals of these bills is still to be determined. This talk will provide an overview of the legislative process on how we got here, the provisions in each of the bills and discuss some of the implementation challenges for large-scale federal investment, specifically the Inflation Reduction Act.
Bio: Alexis Segal currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Natural Resources for Senator Dianne Feinstein. Her portfolio includes public lands, oceans, infrastructure, climate change, toxics and chemicals and landscape scale restoration initiatives, including Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay. Prior to joining Senator Feinstein’s team in 2016, Alexis was Deputy Associate Director for Land and Waters at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. There, she worked across the federal agency family to advance large-scale ecosystem restoration priorities across the U.S. among other responsibilities. Before coming to DC to work in federal policy, Alexis co-founded and led a water quality and conservation organization focused on marine and coastal areas in South Florida facing challenges such as infrastructure, port safety and climate change as well as community engagement and development initiatives. A graduate of Georgetown University and Emory University Law School, Alexis also received her masters in environmental law from University of Florida School of Law in 2013.
- Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
- High Meadows Environmental Institute
- Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
- Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
- Center for the Study of Democratic Politics