Thursday, November 19, 2015
Opening Remarks from Sen. Ted Cruz
11:30 am Opening Luncheon Keynote with Attorney General Ken Paxton and Robert E. Murray
Drawing a Line in the Sand: The Clean Power Plan, the War on Coal, and Why I Sued the EPA
Robert E. Murray is the Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, the nation’s largest underground coal mining commpany.
1:15 pm Session I: The Earth’s Climate History
This panel will discuss the earth’s 1500-year climate cycles which, at times, have had higher temperatures and CO2 levels than today.
H. Leighton Steward, Member, TheRightClimateStuff.com
Dr. Don Easterbrook, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University
2:15 pm Session II: Not a Pollutant: CO2 is the Gas of Life
This panel will discuss the many benefits of carbon dioxide, and how this natural gas has been misunderstood and falsely vilified.
Dr. Will Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University
Dr. Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
Dr. Patrick Moore, Author and founding member of Greenpeace
3:30 pm Session III: Energy Poverty
This session will consider the economic and ethical ramifications of rising energy prices.
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Horace Cooper, Adjunct Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research
Dr. Caleb Rossiter, Adjunct Professor, School of International Service and Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences at American University
4:45 pm Session IV: Politics and Economics
This session will review the history, policy, politics, and economics that fuels the issue of man-made global warming.
Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute and founder and CEO, Digital Power Group
James M. Taylor, Vice President for External Relations and Senior Fellow for Environment and Energy Policy, Heartland Institute
Rupert Darwall, Author of “The Age of Global Warming,” and former Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
7:00 pm Dinner Keynote Address with Mark P. Mills and Fueling Freedom Book Preview
Mark P. Mills is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute, and founder and CEO of the Digital Power Group, a tech-centric capital advisory group.
The evening will also include the book preview of “Fueling Freedom: How Abundant Energy Has Transformed the Human Condition and Released Billions from Poverty,” a book to be released by Regnery Publishing by authors Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow on the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation.
Friday, November 20, 2015
7:30 am Breakfast and Keynote Address by U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Confronting EPA Shredding of Science and the Constitution
8:45 am Session V: The Right Climate Stuff
Former NASA Space Center Apollo Program Astronauts, Scientists and Engineers set the record straight on climate science.
Dr. Hal Doiron, Former NASA Engineer and Chairman, The Right Climate Stuff Research Team
Walter Cunningham, Fighter Pilot, Col. USMCR-Ret.; Physicist; Apollo 7 Astronaut
Dr. George L. Stegemeier, President, GLS Engineering, Inc.
10:00 am Session VI: The Shale Energy Boom: Prodigious Prosperity In the Making
A discussion on the unprecedented opportunities before us: the U.S. is now the largest producer of energy in the world.
Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow on the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation
Robert L. Bradley Jr., CEO, Institute for Energy Research
11:00 am Session VII: Status of Climate Policy and Mandate: From EPA to Paris
On the front lines, these insiders will canvass the status of federal mandates and global agreements to shackle energy.
Mike Nasi, Partner, Environmental and Legislative Affairs Practice Group, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Marc Morano, Founder, ClimateDepot.com
Ray Gifford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Brian Lloyd, Executive Director, Public Utility Commission of Texas
12:30 pm Closing Lunch Keynote with U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn
The Legal Challenge: Confronting Federal Overreach