The Conservative Case for Climate Action: Why I Stopped Being a Skeptic and Embraced the Cause

November 08 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Jerry Taylor, President at Niskanen Center, Washington DC

Jerry Taylor
President at Niskanen Center, Washington D.C.

Taylor is the president of the Niskanen Center. Prior to founding the Center in 2014, he spent 23 years at the Cato Institute, where he served as director of natural resource studies, assistant editor of Regulation magazine, senior fellow, and then vice president. Before that, Taylor was the staff director for the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Over the past two decades, Taylor has been one of the prominent and influential libertarian voices in energy policy in Washington. He is the author of numerous policy studies, has testified often before Congress, and his commentary has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other prominent print and electronic outlets.

This talk was proposed by Tom Simpson and is sponsored by the Franklin and Marshall Center for the Sustainable Environment.

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