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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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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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Free-Market Environmentalists Applaud Trump Relief on Water Regulation

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Elimination of "Epic Federal Power Grab" Will Help the Economy While Protecting the Environment Washington, D.C. - Environmental experts with the National Center for Public Policy Research are applauding the Trump Administration's move to rescind the Obama-era Clean Water Rule and consider a redefinition of "waters of the United States" ...
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Trump’s Paris Accord Pullout Applauded by Policy Experts

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Promise Kept to Protect Economy, Safeguard Jobs and Make America a Leader in Energy Production National Center Provides Diverse Perspectives on Trump Action: Scientific, Regulatory, Business and from the African-American Community Washington, D.C. - President Donald Trump's decision to remove America from the Paris climate accord is being applauded by ...
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Bob Iger: Just Because You Cater to Children is No Reason to Act Like Them

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has obviously spent too much time with children at the happiest place on earth. He seems to have adopted their maturity level. In a move strikingly similar to that of a child kicking over a board game he or she is losing, he resigned from one ...
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Even Climate Alarmists Say Paris Treaty Is Ineffective, Says Cooper

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On the eve of President Trump announcing his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Horace Cooper criticized the Paris treaty on RT Network’s “The Big Picture With Thom Hartmann.” “The very same studies that were claiming alarmist predictions say that the Paris treaty doesn’t make that ...
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NOAA Created Fake News by Manipulating Climate Data

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On “The Vicki McKenna Show,” broadcast February 16 on 1310 WIBA Madison, National Center for Public Policy Research fellow Bonner Cohen revealed how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used taxpayer money to knowingly falsify climate data in order to make climate change seem worse than it is. “NOAA was ...
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Shining a Light on Midnight Regulations

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Much has been made about the unprecedented number of Obama Administration “midnight regulations,” those rules issued between Election Day and the Trump inauguration. The Obama administration issued an estimated $157 billion worth of midnight regulations, according to the American Action Forum, headed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget ...
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Repeal the Antiquities Act of 1906

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R.J. Smith As people in Utah and Nevada (and other places!) can tell you, it's too bad Congress is so bad at taking advice. With President Obama's new designations of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada, millions more acres of land ...
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Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monument Designations: Statement by Bonner Cohen

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The following is a statement by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D., senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, on the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada by President Obama: President Obama has yet again shown his disdain ...
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Four Obama Regulations Trump Can Undo Right Away, by Bonner R. Cohen

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President-elect Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington struck a chord with millions of Americans and helped propel him to his stunning election as the nation's 45th president.Trump can start by reversing many of the laws the Obama administration created on its own, in its serial abuse of executive ...
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“Madam Secretary” Season Debuts With Look at Climate Change and Military Bases

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When the CBS television show “Madam Secretary” premiered in 2014, many conservatives assumed it was simply a propaganda piece for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As I have watched it, however, I have been impressed that the show is not a partisan hack job at all, but rather an ...
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No President Should Be Able to Create a 5,000-Square-Mile National Monument Without Consulting Congress and Affected States

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Reform Needed, Group Says: No President Should Be Able to Create a 5,000-Square-Mile National Monument Without Consulting Congress and Affected States National Center for Public Policy Research Calls on Congress to Repeal 1906 Law that Allows Presidents of Both Parties to Bypass States and Localities When Creating National Monuments Says ...
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Time to Repeal the Antiquities Act of 1906, by R.J. Smith

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With a stroke of his infamous pen, President Barack Obama celebrated the Centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) by using an antiquated federal law to designate 87,563 acres (137 square miles) of north central Maine forestland as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. This designation turns formerly private ...
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Climate Change Alarmists’ Dramatic New Claim Doesn’t Hold Water: U.S. Military Bases Are Not at Risk from Global Warming, by Bonner R. Cohen

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Saying we "must prepare for the growing exposure of our military bases to sea-level rise," a new study by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) calls on the Pentagon and Congress to devote substantial resources to protecting national security from the threat of climate change. The study, "The ...
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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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