Media Advisory: Earth Day Experts

Most Americans want a clean environment. That is no surprise. What surprises traditional environmental activists is that most people don’t support extensive federal regulation. Recent polling by the Competitive Enterprise Institute shows that support for environmental protection does not translate into support of federal regulation. Most Americans believe that state and local governments are in a better position to address most environmental concerns, from water pollution to urban sprawl.

CEI is home to the Washington, D.C.’s largest free-market environmental program – an increasingly popular alternative to the current command-and-control policies that have long dominated environmental policy. CEI environmental staff and areas of expertise include:

Jonathan Adler – Senior Director of Environmental Policy, ext. 245

  • Environmental Politics
  • Wetlands
  • Global Warming

Angela Logomasini – Director of Risk and Environmental Policy, ext. 242

  • Toxic Release Inventory
  • Solid Waste

James Sheehan – Director of International Environmental Policy, ext. 246

  • Global Warming
  • International Treaties

Wayne Crews – Director of Competition and Regulation Policy, ext. 204

  • Electricity Deregulation
  • Regulatory Reform

Michael DeAlessi – Director, Center for Private Conservation, 415-487-9223

  • Private Conservation
  • Fisheries

Robert Nelson – Senior Fellow

  • Federal Lands
  • Forest Fire Management

Michael Sanera – Director, Center for Environmental Education Research, 520-722-3300

  • Environmental Education

R. J. Smith – Senior Environmental Scholar, ext. 244

  • Endangered Species
  • Property Rights

Dan Simmons – Environmental Research Assistant, ext. 269

  • Urban Sprawl

Ben Lieberman – Environmental Research Associate, ext. 220

  • CFC’s/Ozone Depletion
  • Clean Air Act

Jennifer Zambone – Environmental Research Assistant, ext. 247

  • Scientific Research

These experts are available for interview at any time by calling Emily McGee, director of media relations, at 202-331-1010, ext. 209, 703-728-0138 (cell), or 703-892-2534 (home). CEI, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group founded in 1984, is dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.