AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s leading energy and environment experts are available to discuss the climate change agreement approved Saturday in Paris at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). Experts include the Foundation’s Director of the Center for the American Future Robert Henneke, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment, Kathleen Hartnett White, and Director of the Fueling Freedom Project, the Honorable Doug Domenech.
The Honorable Robert Henneke is the Director of the Center for the American Future at TPPF. Before joining the Foundation, Robert served as the twice-elected Kerr County Attorney where he fought to protect the community through tough prosecution and brought conservative values to county government. 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 is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Federal District Courts in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.
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). With regulatory jurisdiction over air quality, water quality, water rights & utilities, storage and disposal of waste, TCEQ’s staff of 3,000, annual budget of over $600 million, and 16 regional offices make it the second largest environmental regulatory agency in the world after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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 with a combined budget of $480 million and staff of over 2,000. 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 in Washington, DC including White House liaison and deputy chief of staff to two secretaries of the interior.
To schedule an interview with Mr. Henneke, Ms. Hartnett White or Mr. Domenech, please contact Elizabeth Lincicome at [email protected] or 919-744-8087.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.