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H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute in 2014, Burnett 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.

Burnett is a former board member and past president of the Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club; a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; an academic advisor for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow; an advisory board member to the Cornwall Alliance; and an advisor for the Energy, Natural Resources and Agricultural Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Burnett has an associate's degree in arts and sciences from Eastfield Community College (1984), a B.B.A. and a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Southern Methodist University (1986), and a M.A. (1991) and a Ph.D. (2001) in applied philosophy from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in environmental ethics.

Recent Articles and Publications

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December 15, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #271
December 15, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
An annual two-week luxury climate negotiation excursion for nearly 25,000 government diplomats, bureaucrats, and environmentalists in Bonn, Germany ended on November 17.
December 14, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the final segment of TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
December 13, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the Department of Interior will offer the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history on March 21, 2018.
November 17, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Joseph Bast, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Isaac Orr

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