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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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March 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
They’ve become partisan attack dogs, permanently on the lookout for “deniers.”
March 20, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Two-term Oregon state Sen. Alan Olsen is fighting against a carbon tax and fighting for government transparency.
March 16, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #280
March 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Despite President Trump’s efforts to shore up its fortunes, the future of coal mining and electric power generation in the United States remains tenuous at best.
November 17, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Joseph Bast, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Isaac Orr

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