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There’s Light at the End of the Regulatory Tunnel for Traditional Bulbs

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When it comes to the bright idea of allowing people to continue to buy the affordable incandescent light bulbs they want and sometimes need, the National Center and its Project 21 black leadership network were glad to sign onto a public comment submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ...
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Climate Change Lawsuits: A “Fool’s Gold” Financial Fix

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Several city and local governments, as well as the state of Rhode Island, are suing energy companies because of alleged future damage due to climate change. National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper calls this a “jackpot justice” scheme. In a commentary published by Issues and Insights, he notes this legal ...
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Al Gore Gets “Award” for Hypocrisy We Exposed

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Try as they might to tell the rest of us what to do, the greens can’t hide their hypocrisy. And the National Center is happy to help point that out. Even though they claim the world is going to end in a dozen years unless average people radically change their ...
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Green Politics Promotes Energy Poverty

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Extreme measures pushed by radical politicians threaten America’s growing energy independence, its international stature and the needs of its most vulnerable citizens. As liberal lawmakers introduce green energy agendas costing lots of money and promising to fundamentally change America, Project 21 member Derrick Hollie – in a RealClearEnergy commentary – points out ...
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Obama Clean Water “Power Grab” Repealed

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Fulfilling an executive order, and in response to multiple court rulings, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army R.D. James announced the repeal of the Obama-era “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition in the Clean Water Act (CWA). National Center Senior Fellow Bonner ...
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No Need for Energy Poverty, by Derrick Hollie

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It’s a popular theme—from Thomas Malthus to Paul R. Ehrlich to Thanos of Avengers fame: Only drastic action will avert catastrophe. We must consume less, accept less, be less. We’re warned in ever more strident terms that we must act now or in 12 years (or 10 years or 18 months) there ...
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Tucker: Al Gore’s House Remembered as Obama Buys Beachfront Estate

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Much has been said about the apparent hypocrisy of former President Barack Obama buying a vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard that is estimated to be around 7,000 square feet in size and valued at around $15 million. After all, this is the man who said in 2010, “I do think at a certain ...
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Fixing Government’s “Terrible Record” on Endangered Species

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An inconvenient truth of the Endangered Species Act is that it hasn’t worked very well. “It’s a terrible record,” said National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. in a recent interview, “even by the standards of a government program.” He added: We have removed, in 46 years, something in the ...
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Energy Producers Protect the Environment

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Reducing production-related emissions is a priority for the energy industry, and a concerted effort by the companies involved in oil and natural gas production is having successful results in cleaning up the environment. The Environmental Partnership – now numbering 65 energy producers – is making great strides in removing unnecessary methane ...
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New Deal and Green New Deal: Both Bad Deals

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A commentary by National Center President David A. Ridenour compares the Green New Deal unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earlier this year to the New Deal of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration. He calls both “massive government interventions” and notes that – like the New Deal – the Green New ...
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Endangered Species Reform Promotes Better Environmental Stewardship

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With only a three percent recovery rate for 1,661 species that the federal government has designated as threatened or endangered since 1973, National Center Senior Fellow Dr. Bonner Cohen calls the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “a complete dud.” “Paltry,” he notes, “even for a government program.” But, in a commentary in ...
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Drill Here, Drill Now to Guarantee Energy Security

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America has made great strides toward achieving energy independence over the past few years, but National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper points out in a new Issues and Insights commentary that the United States “must seize the opportunity to expand its domestic energy supply and break any potential oil dependence ...
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China Collusion Claim Compromises Green Group

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With Capitol Hill still fixated on long-discredited allegations of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, the National Center’s Bonner Cohen is focused instead on simmering allegations of collusion between a green American nonprofit and Red China. In an article written by Kevin Mooney for the Washington Free Beacon, ...
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Preventing Classroom Climate Change Indoctrination

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Although some schoolteachers proudly wear buttons proclaiming, “I teach climate change,” many also don’t feel they actually possess the skills to properly inform their students on the subject. The National Center’s Dr. Bonner Cohen says this could be a slippery slope toward indoctrinating students – advancing political goals over actual ...
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NAACP Promotes Green Over Black in New Report

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Perhaps the NAACP should have thought twice about releasing its new report on April Fool’s Day. It’s hard enough to take the group seriously these days on top of wondering if “Fossil Fueled Foolery” isn’t just a prank. In a new commentary published by the Daily Signal, Project 21 member ...
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Cities Appeal Climate Change Conspiracy Case

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Last June, the conspiracy theory lawsuit alleging that the energy industry knew the risk of fossil fuel emissions – and was therefore responsible for it – didn’t hold up in court. But two California cities are currently trying to revive the case on appeal. National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper calls the ...
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More Offshore Energy for “Revitalizing Communities”

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While signing two executive orders designed to promote and expand American “energy dominance,” President Donald Trump declared on April 10 that the “era of job-killing regulation is over.” Focused on the transport of energy, one of the orders directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to review and propose new rules ...
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Energy Dominance Key to American Global Influence

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Besides being a “huge win for American workers” and a boon for consumers, our increasing energy dominance is helping the United States regain its authority on the world stage. That means the continuation of America’s robust energy policies should continue to be a priority for our nation’s leaders in the years ...
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Mueller’s Strategy Could Open Green Groups to Scrutiny

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Speculation is running high that the report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election could be released as early as this week. This, and related cases already prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller, has environmental policy and legal experts – including one National Center senior fellow – wondering if ...
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Gore Plays Race Card to Plug Pipeline

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It’s been close to a month since it was discovered that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page contained a photo of a person in blackface and a person dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. While there have been widespread calls for him to resign, the governor has resisted ...
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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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