Policy Orientation 2016

Friday, January 8 • 9:30-10:45 a.m.

During a recent congressional hearing, Chairman Lamar Smith challenged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to justify her comments that the Clean Power Plan was “enormously beneficial” when it would only avert one one-hundredth of a degree of global warming and cost hundreds of billions of dollars to implement. These kinds of policies raise the question: What benefit should environmental regulations accomplish in order to justify their cost? This panel will discuss ongoing efforts in opposition to the Clean Power Plan, as well as the type and substance of benefits that should result from a proposed environmental regulation.

Theodore Hadzi-Antich, Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director, Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club | Presentation 
Dr. Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Moderated by The Honorable Robert Henneke, Director, Center for the American Future, Texas Public Policy Foundation