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Political Science’s Matthew Hodgetts discussed the monopoly on climate policy

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ideastream: Matthew Hodgetts, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, discussed the outsized influence of special interests in politics as it relates to environmental policy. A  small number of very wealthy individuals and corporations “have basically monopolized climate policy for generations now,” he said.