Heartland Events

Heartland Author Series: Richard Trzupek

150 North Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois
September 20, 2011, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
'Regulators Gone Wild' explains how the EPA is stranglingAmerican industry and the U.S. economy. Join us for lunch and a lecture!
In Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruining American Industry, RIchard Trzupek describes the way the green/big government alliance has combined to stifle American productivity and hamstring American innovation – not by design, but as the inevitable consequence of pursuing a utopian vision of environmental purity that can never be realized.
When it comes to today’s environmental issues, most of the public’s attention is focused on the issue of climate change and initiatives to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. Trzupek argues against these measures, but he sees the rise of the climate change issue as another inevitable step in a progression that spans four decades during which the green movement has sought new ways to control industry and the EPA has always obliged them. Attempts to restrict America’s use of cheap, plentiful coal and stop oil exploration are just the latest examples of regulators gone wild.


As a respected scientist and consultant, Rich Trzupek has been employed by some of America’s largest corporations and by some of its smallest, most innovative entrepreneurs. Those experiences have provided him with a unique perspective. While many of his colleagues in the industrial consulting community consider only the short-term profit opportunities that an overly aggressive EPA provides them, Trzupek takes a longer view. If the EPA continues to hamstring America’s ability to create wealth, everyone loses.

Richard Trzupek

Trzupek is a chemist who has been employed as an environmental consultant to industry for more than 25 years. He specializes in air quality issues, has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, has participated in the development of environmental legislation and regulation and is currently principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental, a consulting and engineering firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Trzupek’s commentaries have appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business and Reuters. He blogs at frontpagemag.comthreedonia.com and at Andrew Breitbart’s “Big” sites.

Watch Richard's presentation below.