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James H. Rust

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Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (ret.), Climate Change and Energy

James H. Rust, now retired, was professor of nuclear engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Nuclear Power Plant Engineering (Haralson Publishing Company, 1979). He is a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute and an outspoken critic of unnecessary alarmism over man-made global warming. He funds several scholarships for students majoring in chemical engineering at Purdue University. He currently is delivering a talk titled “America's Failed Energy Policies and The Reason Why.”

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 5, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, H. Sterling Burnett, Frederick D. Palmer, Isaac Orr, Bette Grande, Walter Cunningham, James H. Rust, Arthur Viterito
“The Trump administration recognizes fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, provide high paying jobs, and benefits the nation as a whole” - H. Sterling Burnett
December 18, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, H. Sterling Burnett, Frederick D. Palmer, Bette Grande, John Coleman, Tom Harris, Tom Sheahen, Kenneth Haapala, Timothy Ball, James H. Rust, Christopher Essex, Walter Starck
“The elimination of climate change from the nation’s list of security threats is one of the most important of the many actions the president has taken to strength the United States.” - Jay Lehr
December 6, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Tom Sheahen, James H. Rust, Greg E. Walcher
“The drive to take U.S. lands out of the hands of the American people has continued at breakneck speed for more than four decades” - Jay Lehr
November 20, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Isaac Orr, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, Patrick Moore, Paul Crovo, James H. Rust, Christopher Essex, Alan Carlin
" Thanks to President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, no longer do fake environmental concerns hold up projects such as these." - Tim Huelskamp
October 10, 2017
By James H. Rust, Edward Hudgins
"From the Ashes" could have undone some of the damage caused by Gore’s movies and other recent movies that mislead rather than inform viewers. It is a shame that its producers had a different agenda.

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