AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT in 1334 Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Ms. White will testify at a hearing on “Zero Accountability: The Consequences of Politically Driven Science.”

“The federal government’s science is increasingly manipulated to support pre-determined regulatory goals of massive proportion,” said White. “Science driving current litigation about the endangered whooping cranes in Texas risks federal takeover of fundamental state authority to allocate water for beneficial human use. Sound science shows that both economic growth and an increasing population of whooping cranes have occurred for decades.

“Federal agencies increasingly operate as if the authority of science makes them unaccountable to Congress and the people. Science in the hand of government is readily manipulated. The Congress should hold agencies accountable to higher scientific standards.”

WHO:

 

Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Former Chairman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2001-2007).
 
WHAT:

 

Testimony before U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Zero Accountability: The Consequences of Politically Driven Science”
 
WHEN:  
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EDT
 
WHERE:               1334 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Kathleen Hartnett White is available for media in Washington, DC. Please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512.472.2700 to arrange.

Kathleen Hartnett White is a Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. She is also 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, Texas.

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