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Paul Driessen

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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

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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June 19, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Helping bees and educating people about bee problems is a good idea. However, if the hive is an attempt to reduce media and environmentalist criticism of Trump Administration policies it will backfire.
May 30, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies.
May 12, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits.
May 8, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems.
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.
August 26, 2014
By Paul Driessen
EPA actions to fight global warming are destroying jobs and crushing lives in the 21 states that rely on coal to produce 40% to 96% of their electricity.
June 23, 2014
By Paul Driessen
Pressure from the United Nations, U.S.

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