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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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October 11, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #338
October 10, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, James Taylor
Enacting policies that restrict the use of abundant energy supplies will rob people of choice and harm the economy. This won’t hurt the global elite, but it will result in everyone else living poorer, more precarious lives.
October 9, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Hard data, collected over decades, show no increase in the frequency or severity of hurricanes over the past century.
October 9, 2019
By Jay Lehr, H. Sterling Burnett
Beginning in 1980, with the very poorly thought-out Comprehensive Environmental Regulation and Compensation Act legislation, better known as Superfund, environmental zealots took over EPA, and not another useful piece of legislation has passed since.
March 7, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett testified before the U.S. House Water Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee regarding the purported threat a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf might pose to the North Atlantic Right whale.
November 17, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Joseph Bast, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Isaac Orr

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