Robert J. Smith
R.J. Smith is the Distinguished Fellow at CEI's Center for Energy and Environment. Mr. Smith also serves as director of the Center for Private Conservation (CPC), a former CEI project. The CPC documents, prepares case studies on, and publicizes noteworthy examples of private conservation and stewardship on private lands in the U.S. and abroad.
Combining a natural sciences background in geology from Stanford University with social sciences and economics from New York University, Mr. Smith began to apply market and property-rights solutions to environmental issues when he was president of an Audubon Society chapter in 1970. He coined the term “free-market environmentalism” in his book, Earth’s Resources: Private Ownership vs. Public Waste.
Mr. Smith was consultant to the Department of the Interior and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, and he served as a special assistant at the EPA. He was a consultant to the Edison Electric Institute and director of environmental studies at the Cato Institute. Currently he works on wildlife, endangered species, property rights, and property stewardship.
Mr. Smith is a popular speaker and has lectured and debated widely, including in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Belgium, England, Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Op-Eds & Articles
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/13/moisturizing-the-epaJanuary 13, 2012
October 30, 2007
August 8, 2005
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/18/team-obamas-war-on-bald-eagles/?page=1May 18, 2012
http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/murdock-wind-turbines-endanger-eagles-1.3724773May 17, 2012
http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Another_Season_of_AntiWhaling_Propaganda_on_Animal_Planet.htmlJune 29, 2011