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H. Sterling Burnett
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland research fellow on environmental policy and managing editor of Environment & Climate News. Prior to joining The Heartland Institute in 2014, he worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, ending his tenure there as senior fellow in charge of environmental policy. He has held various positions in professional and public policy organizations, including serving as a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Task Force in the Texas Comptroller’s e-Texas commission.
by | Feb 1, 2020

Complying with regulations may be the second biggest drain on the business community’s ability to create good paying jobs, satisfy customers’ desires, and boost the economy, behind only taxes. All too often, federal restrictions stifle people’s dreams of a better…

by | Jan 11, 2020

Contrary to assertions made by radical protesters of the Extinction Rebellion movement, who claim, “It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency … a life or death situation of our own making,” or by misinformed youths like…

by | Nov 30, 2019

The Paris climate agreement is a bad deal for America, costing jobs in the United States and putting the country at a competitive disadvantage with our international competitors. By finalizing this starting process on November 4 of this year, President…

by | Sep 6, 2019

Environmental socialists’ knee-jerk reactions to regulatory changes the Trump administration implemented to the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) were as predictable as they were misguided. Claiming the Trump administration violated the law and gutted endangered species protections, several environmental groups are…

by | Jul 19, 2019

For more than 20 years I’ve watched media outlets fail to accurately portray the debate surrounding climate change. Unfortunately, things are getting worse. Over the past six months, news outlets including The Guardian, long a mouthpiece for leftist propaganda, and…

by | Apr 30, 2019

The Mueller report is in, and one thing couldn’t be clearer: Mueller’s team, despite its best (or worst) efforts, found no evidence Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign team colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 U.S. election. Despite…

by | Mar 2, 2019

From Chicago to San Francisco, several cities across the nation have started to replace some or all their diesel bus fleets with rechargeable battery-powered buses. Why? For the noble quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels to fight anthropogenic…

by | Dec 18, 2018

As the shock and chaos from weeks of rioting in Paris and the French countryside finally tampers down, it is becoming increasingly clear that the French have all but declared “off with its head” regarding the Paris Climate Accords. Actions…

by | Oct 25, 2018

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is taking a page out of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) playbook. Finally, DOI is improving the transparency behind the science used to develop regulations on the millions of acres of public lands…

by | Sep 13, 2018

President Donald Trump committed to fundamentally transforming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from an agency producing politicized science to one instilling sound scientific standards for research. By doing so, Americans should expect improved environmental and health outcomes. Currently, regulatory…

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