Enlightened Green Alternative To Earth Day Blues

Washington, DC, April 17, 1998 —Saving the planet is a nice idea, but the focus on Earth Day has for too long been on the costly, inefficient, and outdated regulatory programs of the Washington environmental establishment instead of ideas and policies that can effectively and economically get the job done. The centralized programs currently in place control land use, micromanage businesses, and restrict choice. A market-based approach, which is being used successfully in other countries, is the answer in this country as well. “We don’t have too much market influence in environmental policy, but too little,” said Fred L. Smith, Jr., president and founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

According to the Wall Street Journal, CEI is “…the best environmental think tank in Washington.” CEI is home to the nation’s largest free-market environmental program – an increasingly popular alternative to the current command-and-control policies that have dominated environmental policy over the years. CEI environmental staff and areas of expertise include:

Jonathan Adler – Director of Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Reform
  • Global Warming

Clyde Wayne Crews – Fellow in Regulatory Studies

  • Regulatory Reform
  • Electricity Deregulation

Michael De Alessi – Director, CPC

  • Private Conservation
  • Fisheries

Ben Lieberman – Research Associate

  • CFC’s/Ozone Depletion
  • Clean Air Act

Robert Nelson – Senior Fellow

  • Federal Lands
  • Grazing Reform


Brian Seasholes – Research Associate

  • Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Conservation

James Sheehan – Research Associate

  • Global Warming
  • Trade and the Environment

R. J. Smith – Senior Scholar

  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Property Rights

Ike Sugg – Fellow in Wildlife and Land-Use Policy

  • Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Conservation

Jonathan Tolman – Environmental Policy Analyst

  • Chemicals and the Environment
  • Water Pollution

These CEI experts will be available for interviews at anytime. If interested in scheduling interviews, please contact Emily McGee at 202-331-1010 or [email protected].

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy institute dedicated to the principles of free markets and limited government.