Iain Murray talks about his book The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About--Because They Helped Cause Them, published by Regnery Publishing.
In his book Mr. Murray recounts instances where the policies of liberal environmentalists have harmed the environment and where the free-enterprise private-property policies of conservatives can provide solutions.
John Hilboldt oversees Heritage's Lectures and Seminars Program which annually hosts over 100 public programs at the Foundation's headquarters.
Before becoming Director of Lectures and Seminars, he served for four years as Deputy Director of Coalition Relations, editing two issues of the Policy Experts guide and its accompanying policyexperts.org web directory as well as coordinating other outreach endeavors.
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Ben Lieberman specializes in the Clean Air Act, climate change, and the impact of environmental policy on energy prices as a senior policy analyst in the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Iain Murray is a Director of Projects and Analysis and Senior Fellow in Energy, Science and Technology at CEI.
A veteran blogger, Mr Murray contributes to National Review Online's Corner and Planet Gore blogs, The Commons Blog and CEI's own OpenMarket. He writes regularly for print and online sources, his CEI articles having appeared in The New York Post, Investors Business Daily, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Examiner and many other newspapers. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, the BBC and Al-Jazeera among other broadcast appearances.
Before coming to CEI, Mr. Murray was Senior Analyst and then Director of Research at the Statistical Assessment Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit that looked at how scientific and statistical information were used or misused by the media and policy-makers.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Murray emigrated to the US in 1997, after having worked at the British Department of Transport, advising Ministers on railroad privatization, the role of private finance in infrastructure investment and the role of transportation in the economic development of London.
Mr. Murray is also a Visiting Fellow of the British think tank The Adam Smith Institute. Mr. Murray holds a BA and MA from the University of Oxford, an MBA from the University of London and the Diploma of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Wonderful presentation of highlights from his book. Best point made by audience member who pointed out that we need a system of following up on results of legislation. Instead we pass legislation and blindly continue it to sometimes disastrous results. Then, instead of adjusting or reversing said legislation, we tackle the "new" problems as though they had nothing to do with the prior legislation. Enough of that nonsense! The point is not to say that all environmental legislation is wrong/bad, but to say that continuing all legislation indefinitely sometimes causes disasters that can be worse than the problem they were intended to solve. If we continue all legislation whether the results are useful or counterproductive, then we are wasting a lot of money and effort on mistakes which could be corrected and potentially benefit from.
Keep up the great work Iain Murray!!!!!