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Myron Ebell

Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and a Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Myron Ebell is director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, which is one of the most effective advocates for Free Market Environmentalism. He also chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, an ad hoc coalition of over two dozen non-profit groups, including the Heartland Institute, that led the successful decade-long fight to defeat cap-and-trade legislation and more recently led the effort to convince President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

Mr. Ebell led the Trump Presidential Transition’s agency action team for the Environmental Protection Agency.  His involvement in the transition led to public protests and marches in several cities in America and Europe.  In one of countless fundraising e-mails and letters from environmental pressure groups, Sierra Club President Michael Brune wrote that “Myron Ebell is … one of the single greatest threats our planet has ever faced.”

A native of Baker County, Oregon, where he grew up on a cattle ranch, Mr. Ebell earned degrees at Colorado College and the London School of Economics (where he was a student of the renowned political philosopher Michael Oakeshott) and did graduate work at the University of California, San Diego, and at Peterhouse, Cambridge University in philosophy, history, and political theory.

Joe Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, presented Myron Ebell with the Speaks Truth to Power Award at the Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change on March 23, 2017.   

Recent Articles and Publications

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May 26, 2021
By Myron Ebell
The Biden/Harris administration's goal of reaching net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 will require a huge, unrealistic transformation of the energy system.
April 3, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Myron Ebell
"As Acting Secretary and Deputy Interior Secretary, Mr. Bernhardt has played a key role in the Trump administration’s sound stewardship of federal lands."
March 18, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Myron Ebell
Mr. President, you have made a number of comments in recent years expressing doubts about the global warming consensus. Many of the signers of this letter have been similarly skeptical.
August 16, 2017
By Myron Ebell
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) is the least transparent federal agency. It’s time to abolish, pare back or transfer many of EPA’s functions to other agencies.
June 16, 2017
By Myron Ebell, H. Sterling Burnett
Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who headed President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team says the time is right to reform America’s energy and environmental policies.

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