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Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Environmental Policy and National Security in the 2016 Election

Yosemite National Park in California. One of the first protected areas in the United States. By user:AngMoKio — Own work (Original text: selfmade photo), CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2827221.

In the 2016 election, when we think of “environmental issues,” we typically consider issues like global warming or fracking. However, environmental issues can tie into national security policy, too. 

Read more from Ty Priest, researcher in the Politics and Policy and Environmental Policy Research Programs and associate professor of history and geography in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences here