AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, is available to discuss her soon-to-be-released paper Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case. White is presenting her paper in a Heritage Foundation Lecture at the Lehrman Auditorium in Washington, D.C., at the paper’s release, and is available for media appointments Thursday and Friday, June 19-20.
The paper makes the case that fossil fuels have vastly improved living conditions across the world and released entire populations from abject poverty. On the basis of extensive research and data, she concludes that current policies to replace fossil fuels with inferior energy sources will hurt the poor and risk undermining the well-springs of mankind’s greatest advance.
White’s recent research studies include: The State of the Environment: Evaluating Progress and PrioritiesTaming the Fourth Branch, EPA’s Approaching Regulatory Avalanche. EPA’s Pretense of Science: Regulating Phantom Risks,The Clean Air Act: The Case for Reform, and Clean Air Through Liberty, a chapter in Eight Principles of the American Conservation Ethic, published by the Heritage Foundation.  Her commentaries have appeared in National Review, Investors’ Business Daily, Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Hill, Forbes, Weekly Standard and many major state newspapers and she is regularly invited to testify to the U.S. Congress.
A rare conservative regulator, Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environmentserved a six-year term as Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). She recently completed  her fifth gubernatorial appointment as an officer of the Lower Colorado River Authority, one of the country’s largest public power and water utilities.
To schedule interviews, please contact Kristen Indriago at or (512) 472-2700.
Kathleen Hartnett White is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and the Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. Former Chairman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2001-2007).
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

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