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Border Walls = Litter Prevention

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Environmental devastation across the U.S.-Mexico border is real, but the left says a border wall would make things worse. On the other hand, National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. thinks a wall would do well in deterring threats to the ecosystem. In a recent article for the Arizona PBS ...
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Trump Ends War on Coal

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In his continued efforts to help America achieve “global energy dominance,” President Donald Trump recently scrapped the Obama-era anti-coal Clean Power Plan (CPP) in favor of his own Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) policy that National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. said offers more flexibility and promotes innovation. In a commentary in The ...
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Green Protests Create Energy Crisis for Black Families

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In addressing how a disproportionate “energy burden” afflicts many poor and minority households, Project 21 member Derrick Hollie criticized establishment environmental activists and the politicians who follow their lead in a commentary that was published by the Daily Press newspaper serving the Newport News region of southern Virginia. In noting how offshore oil ...
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ESA Reform Needed: Chicken Little Not Endangered by Falling Sky

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On October 1, 1992, H. Ross Perot announced his first campaign for president. Feel old yet? Did you also know that October 1, 1992 is same day the Endangered Species Act (ESA) lost its authorization for funding. If didn’t realize this, it’s not because your age is affecting your memory. Despite this ...
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Exposing Potential Collusion Between Greens and Reds on Energy

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Both the Russian and Chinese governments are reportedly actively working with American environmental groups to hinder fossil fuel exploration in the United States. “This,” said National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D., “is the real collusion.” At the recent America First Energy Conference in New Orleans, Bonner detailed lucrative relationships ...
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Black Leaders Applaud New Trump Administration Fuel Efficiency Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Because of its ability to make new cars and light trucks safer and more affordable, the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to freeze a fuel efficiency mandate imposed on vehicle manufacturers by the previous administration is being applauded by the Project 21 black leadership network. This regulatory relief ...
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Trump EPA Could Double Toxic Clean-Ups Over Obama’s Pace

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Despite the very good news, don’t expect the environmental establishment to praise the Trump Administration for handling toxic Superfund sites at a much faster pace than the Obama Administration.  But National Center Senior Fellow Dr. Bonner Cohen is giving credit where credit is due. As Bonner explained in an interview ...
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Baltimore Makes Powerless Argument Against Energy Producers

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Just one day after New York City had a similar case thrown out, Baltimore filed a lawsuit against dozens of energy companies. City lawyers argue these energy-producers are financially liable to Charm City – for an undetermined sum – for their contributions to climate change. In addition to the Big ...
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Most Likely Winner in Energy Industry Lawsuits: Trial Lawyers

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Several city and state officials across America are filing lawsuits against the energy industry for alleged environmental damages to their communities. But National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper calls their arguments “flawed and ridiculous.” In the end, the only people getting rich may be the trial lawyers. In a new ...
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Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case

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As the U.S. Supreme Court justices hand down the last of their high-profile decisions for the current term, property rights proponents are preparing for their fall term and a major case that could finally set boundaries on the currently unchecked power of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). National Center for ...
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Black Leaders Praise Trump Administration for Helping Make New Vehicles Safer, Cheaper

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Rollback of CAFE Mandate Is Compliant with Project 21’s “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America” Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is thanking two members of President Trump’s cabinet for easing regulations that disproportionately hurt black Americans and jeopardized driver safety. Noting that excessive regulatory ...
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When We Said “Free Coal,” We Didn’t Want to Subsidize It

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President Ronald Reagan famously said: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” At a time when the Trump Administration is being praised for “draining the swamp” ...
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Scott Pruitt the Science Guy

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Over at the Environmental Protection Agency, the sun is shining. Under the terms of a new proposal, all regulatory actions will be required to be made in broad daylight. The era of what EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt called “secret science” is over. The announcement is applauded by the National Center’s ...
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What Business Does the President of the Far-Left Ford Foundation Have Serving as a Director of PepsiCo?

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Free Enterprise Project Questions Controversial Board Member at PepsiCo’s Annual Shareholder Meeting New Bern, N.C. / Washington, D.C. – At today’s annual meeting of PepsiCo investors, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) – the nation’s leading proponent of free-market investor activism – questioned the beverage ...
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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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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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