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VF Corporation Bars Well-Known Investor Activist from Annual Shareholder Meeting

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Despite Proper Credentials, Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof Forcibly Blocked from Investor Meeting National Center for Public Policy Research Calls for an Immediate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investigation Greensboro, NC/Washington, DC – At today’s annual meeting of VF Corporation investors in Greensboro, North Carolina, the National Center for ...
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Russian Influence May Taint Fracking Debate

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There’s new information indicating a possible link between American environmental groups opposed to fracking for natural gas and funding from Russia. A new report published by The Daily Signal suggests there are charities funneling money from the Putin government to the Sierra Club Foundation (SCF) and Natural Resources Defense Council ...
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Earth Day Organizers Ignore Free-Market Successes

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Today is Earth Day. Most observances will be used by organizers to promote a bigger government that puts more control of property and production into the hands of bureaucrats. In an interview with Bill Sayre’s “Common Sense Radio” on WDEV-Radio Vermont, National Center Senior Fellow R.J. Smith promoted the much ...
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Investor Alert: AES, Kraft Heinz and Honeywell Investors Urged to Strike Down String of Liberal Proposals Designed to Co-Opt Corporate Decision-Making

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Free Enterprise Project Calls on Shareholders to Reject Anti-Capitalist Resolutions Being Promoted by As You Sow Network Washington, D.C. – The National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) – the nation’s leading proponent of free-market investor activism – is urging shareholders of the AES Corporation, Kraft Heinz ...
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In Losing David Rothbard, the Liberty Movement Has Lost One of its Finest

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The conservative movement has lost one of its giants: David Rothbard, co-founder of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). All of us at the National Center for Public Policy Research join David’s family and CFACT in mourning his loss. David wasn’t a giant because he employed hundreds of people ...
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Fixing Infrastructure Requires Regulatory Reform

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Critical to the success of any Trump Administration plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure will be reform of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process. As National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper pointed out in a recent Washington Times commentary, NEPA regulation “can tie-up infrastructure projects in miles of ...
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Cooper Exposes California-Style Hypocrisy

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Discussing his latest commentary on a recent edition of the Fox Business Network’s “Varney and Co.,” National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper called out the “blatant hypocrisy” of government officials in California who are suing energy companies for allegedly lying about their contributions to climate change in the Golden State ...
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California Scheming: Climate Lawsuit Claims Contradict Government Sale Pitches

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In a commentary published on the Fox News website, National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper and John Yoo noted that “California cities are learning the meaning of hypocrisy” when it comes to climate change politics. Despite suing energy companies for allegedly lying about potential factors such as rising sea levels ...
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Bill Advances to Stop Foreign Lobbying Loopholes

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Collusion! There are forces suspected of being hard at work to influence American politics on behalf of the Russian government. Not to influence our elections, but to shape policy on fossil fuels and related environmental issues. It’s the greens who may be working for the reds! To remedy this possible ...
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With a Successful 2017 in the Books, National Center Sets Sights on 2018

What does it say that liberal Apple asked for OUR advice on dealing with shareholder proposals? What does it suggest when newspapers such as the Washington Post publish “fake news” about us? What does it mean that Al Gore’s office responded to our criticism with ad hominem attacks? And what ...
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National Center’s Cohen Gives Trump Advice on Achieving American “Global Energy Dominance”

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American “global energy dominance” was a goal set by then-candidate Donald Trump. According to National Center for Public Policy Research Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D., this claim was “not mere bombast.” In a new commentary published by The Daily Caller, Bonner stated that, now that Trump is president, “the goal ...
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“Regulatory Genocide” and Radical Environmentalist Complicity Explained

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“This guy is great!” exclaimed Chuck Woolery, the host of the Blunt Force Truth podcast (and former host of the game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Love Connection”). Woolery was talking about National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. – a repeat guest on the program. Bonner had returned to ...
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Trump National Monument Reform Applauded by Free-Market Environmentalists

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“First Step on the Road to Undoing an Egregious Abuse of Power” Repeal Antiquities Act to Protect Property Rights, Promote Economic Prosperity Washington, DC – Environmental experts with the National Center for Public Policy Research applaud President Donald Trump’s order to scale back two Utah national monuments as a good ...
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Greens Oppose Conflict-Free EPA

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Despite all the demands for sound science, green activists are seeing red over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans to make the federal environmental bureaucracy more accountable as well as free from unnecessary and unproductive conflicts of interest. In a commentary published in The Hill, one of the must-read publications on ...
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Trump Asked to Rescind Monument Designations Harmful to Economy, Private Property

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Letter from Free-Market Coalition Urges Comprehensive Overhaul of Antiquities Act "Dramatic Break" Sought to Combat "Abuses That Have Plagued the Program for Decades" Washington, D.C. - Over three dozen free-market organizations, trade associations, businesses, former federal officials and current lawmakers have signed a letter to President Donald Trump from the ...
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Al Gore’s Residence Burns Through 21 Times More Electricity than the Average American Home Despite Green Renovations

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Quarter-Million-Dollar Energy-Efficient Overhaul Underperforms, But Others Still Urged to Follow Former Vice President's Example Star of An Inconvenient Sequel Wants People to Make Changes "They Simply Can't Afford," Says Critic Nashville, TN / Washington, D.C. - As Al Gore uses his alarmist An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power documentary to ...
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Gore Criticized by Black Activists for Green Agenda Hurting Poor, Minorities

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Hypocritical Actions, Hysterical Assertions Hurt Gore's Credibility Washington, D.C. - As Al Gore takes his An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power documentary into theaters nationwide, black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are criticizing the former vice president for being out of touch with the needs of the American ...
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Al Gore’s “Energy Hog” House Devours up to 34 Times More Energy Than the Typical U.S. Home

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Star of Green Documentary An Inconvenient Sequel "Has Done Little to Prove His Commitment to the Cause in His Own Life" Power Bills Show Gore Leading Double Life of Preaching Sacrifice to Others While Indulging Himself Washington, D.C. - Al Gore's Nashville estate devoured more than 21 times the amount ...
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Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality: The Former Vice President’s Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations, by Drew Johnson

Introduction In February 2007, the day after his panicky global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Academy Award for best documentary, a shocking report based on public records revealed that Al Gore's Nashville home consumed 20 times more electricity than the average American household.1 Facing scrutiny for his extreme ...
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Black Activists Criticize Al Gore for Comparing Climate Activism to Civil Rights, Abolitionist Movements

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Gore Supports Climate Policies Harmful to Poor, Minorities While Silent About Father's Segregationist History Washington, D.C. - Earlier this week, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Jr. compared climate activism with moral movements to abolish slavery, end apartheid and promote women's suffrage. Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network ...
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About The Environment And Enterprise Institute (EEI)

In the early 1990s The National Center launched the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (CERA, originally named the Environmental Policy Task Force), to counter misinformation being spread to the public and policymakers by the environmental left. In 2012, CERA was renamed The Environment and Enterprise Institute (EEI).

EEI seeks to counter: 1) those who disseminate false information about science relating to environmental policy, 2) those who disseminate misleading information about science relating to the environment, such as telling the public that the science is settled on certain issues when respected scientists disagree; 3) those who believe, contrary to much evidence, that the only way to solve any social problem is to throw huge amounts of money and layer after layer of complicated and often counterproductive regulations at it.

EEI also provides balance in a debate in which persons who disagree with the environmental left on any issue at all are labeled “anti-environment,” “tools of big business,” and worse, often much worse, as if environmental policy is the single area of human existence in which it is a crime to think for oneself.

To do all this, the EEI helps arm conservatives with tools for the environmental policy debate it had been lacking, among them: 1) a forum for coordination and sharing of strategy and information; 2) numerous accounts of how environmental regulations work in practice; 3) explanations of the perspectives of various groups on environmental issues; 4) a marketing apparatus to help grassroots environmental activists, persons knowledgeable about environmental regulations and reputable economists and scientists gain greater access to the media; 5) a system for countering “junk science” when it appears, especially in the media, with accurate facts.

The EEI sponsors and chairs coalition meetings for conservative/free market/sound science advocates attended by over two dozen organizations. The EEI also produces several major publications, including a book produced every other year, Shattered Dreams: 100 Stories of Regulatory Abuse (first published under the title National Directory of Environmental and Regulatory Victims), containing the personal accounts of over 100 Americans victimized by excessive regulations and a media directory of some 150 environmental scientists, economists and public policy experts. The EEI also publishes talking points cards, policy papers, press releases and other succinct publications for the media, the public and policymakers; and conducts press conferences and special projects.

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