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Paul Driessen

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Paul Driessen is a senior policy advisor with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.

Paul Driessen is a senior policy advisor with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, nonprofit public policy institutes that focus on energy, the environment, economic development and international affairs. He is the author of Green Power, Black Death (Merril Press, 2010) and coauthor of Energy Keepers, Energy Killers (Merril Press, 2008).

During a 25-year career that included staff tenures with the United States Senate, Department of the Interior and an energy trade association, he has spoken and written frequently on energy and environmental policy, global climate change, corporate social responsibility and other topics. He’s also written articles and professional papers on marine life associated with oil platforms off the coasts of California and Louisiana – and produced a video documentary on the subject.

A former member of the Sierra Club and Zero Population Growth, he abandoned their cause when he recognized that the environmental movement had become intolerant in its views, inflexible in its demands, unwilling to recognize our tremendous strides in protecting the environment, and insensitive to the needs of billions of people who lack the food, electricity, safe water, healthcare and other basic necessities that we take for granted.

Driessen received his BA in geology and field ecology from Lawrence University, JD from the University of Denver College of Law, and accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 5, 2022
By Paul Driessen
Hundreds of billions in new subsidies will bring expensive, unreliable, eco-destructive power.
September 22, 2022
By Paul Driessen
Republicans may go half-way, but Biden, Democrats, Deep State go all-out to control our lives.
September 14, 2022
By Paul Driessen
DC’s climate virtue signaling will hammer DC residents – and neighboring states even more.
September 7, 2022
By Paul Driessen
They raise energy prices, hurt living standards, and impair our future as a law-abiding nation.
April 10, 2020
By Paul Driessen
As this paper shows, expanding mining on the scale needed to meet the renewable energy requirements contained in the Green New Deal and other proposed renewable energy mandates would cause unimaginable harm to the environment, wildlife, and humans.
December 20, 2019
By Paul Driessen
This Policy Brief reviews the largely ignored environmental damage that would result from the expanded use of renewable energy mandated under the Green New Deal.
August 26, 2015
By Paul Driessen, Ron Arnold
A handful of doomsaying bestsellers has made possible today's politically powerful environmental movement.
September 24, 2014
By Paul Driessen
EPA administrator Gina McCarthy has said that climate change laws, clean air laws, clean water laws, etc. . . are all aimed at bringing about "environmental justice.

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