AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s leading energy, environmental, and legal experts are available to discuss the Paris climate agreement signing ceremony to be held this Friday at the United Nations in New York City. Experts include the Foundation’s Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment the Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White, Director of the Fueling Freedom Project the Honorable Doug Domenech, General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future Robert Henneke, Center for the American Future Attorney Joel Stonedale, and Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment Policy Analyst Leigh Thompson.
 
The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White is Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. Prior to joining the Foundation, White served a six-year term as Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). She is the author, with Steve Moore, of the forthcoming "Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy," (Regnery Publishing, May 2016). Ms. White can speak on how the Paris Agreement represents the first energy regression in mankind’s history and how, if implemented, hurt the poorest nations.
 
The Honorable Doug Domenech is the Director of the Fueling Freedom Project. Prior to joining TPPF he served as Secretary of Natural Resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a member of the governor’s cabinet he oversaw six state environmental, natural, and historic resource agencies. He also served as a member of the governor’s energy policy team. From 2001 to 2009 Doug served in several positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior including White House liaison and deputy chief of staff to two secretaries of the interior. He can explain why this agreement will not be effective and will be counterproductive for the U.S.
 
The Honorable Robert Henneke is the General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future. Robert began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation division under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He will examine the climate agreement from a legal and policy perspective.
 
Joel Stonedale is an Attorney with the Center for the American Future. Before joining the Foundation, Joel clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was a litigation associate at McKool Smith. He can explain why the agreement is not a treaty, and is only good for 9 months until President Obama leaves office.
 
Leigh Thompson is a Policy Analyst in the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment and a licensed attorney in the state of Texas. Ms. Thompson can explain how the Paris agreement threatens our national security.
 
To arrange an interview with Ms. Hartnett White, Mr. Domenech, Mr. Henneke, Mr. Stonedale, or Ms. Thompson, please contact Elizabeth Lincicome at elincicome@texaspolicy.com or 919-744-8087.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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