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James Taylor

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James Taylor is a senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute.

Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism. He writes a column for Forbes, which appears on the magazine's Forbes.com website.

Taylor has presented energy and environment analysis on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, PBS Frontline, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and other TV and radio outlets across the country. He has been published in virtually every major newspaper in the country.

He has been a featured presenter at conferences sponsored by such groups as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National Foundation of Women Legislators, State Policy Network (SPN), CPAC,  Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, and European Institute for Climate and Energy. Video of Taylor's presentation at The Heartland Institute's Eighth International Conference on Climate Change can be found here.

Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College where he studied atmospheric science and majored in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University.

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 5, 2019
By James Taylor
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee’s recently announced climate plan would come at a very steep price, putting the average U.S. household on the hook for $75,000 over the next 10 years.
July 10, 2019
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Anthony Watts
Latest Extremist Move by Bernie Sanders and AOC to Be Discussed at Heartland’s 13th International Conference on Climate Change July 25 in Washington, D.C.
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June 26, 2019
By James Taylor
The 2019 maple syrup harvest brought another opportunity for global-warming alarmists to gin up a fictitious climate scare.
June 19, 2019
By James Taylor, Tim Benson, H. Sterling Burnett, Anthony Watts, Eric Eisenhammer, Isaac Orr, Bette Grande, Paul Driessen, Tom Harris
“This new EPA rule demonstrates that draconian government impediments are not necessary for sound environmental stewardship.” - James Taylor
June 6, 2019
By James Taylor
The tremendously expensive proposal would devastate the U.S. economy and cause more environmental destruction than protection.
March 5, 2019
By James Taylor
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.
October 31, 2018
By James Taylor, Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara
'The scientific evidence gets stronger every day that global warming alarmism is a failed theory. To the extent EPA has chosen to implement greenhouse gas regulations, the ACE rule is far superior to the Clean Power Plan.'
October 4, 2018
By James Taylor
The Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC) works hand-in-hand with the leftist Citizens' Climate Lobby. Any scheme to replace affordable conventional energy with expensive wind and solar power would severely punish consumers and the U.S. economy.

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