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Paul Driessen

PAUL DRIESSEN is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and other public policy institutes that promote environmental stewardship, enhanced human health and welfare, and personal liberties and civil rights.

He writes and speaks regularly on radio programs and college campuses, and at professional and other conferences: on climate change, the environment, energy and economic development, malaria eradication, human rights, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and renewable energy realities.

His articles are posted regularly on many news and opinion websites and have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, Risk Management, World Commerce Review and other periodicals.

His book Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death documents the harm that environmental policies often have on poor families, by restricting access to life-enhancing modern technologies. It has been published in the United States, Argentina (Spanish), Germany (German), Italy (Italy) and India (English).
He also wrote Cracking Big Green: Saving the world from the Save-the-Earth money machine (with Ron Arnold), Miracle Molecule: Carbon dioxide, gas of life, and Climate Hype Exposed.

He was editor for Energy Keepers - Energy Killers: The new civil rights battle, by CORE national chairman Roy Innis; Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to fight and survive attack group shakedowns, by Nick Nichols; and Creatures, Corals and Colors in North American Seas, by Ann Scarborough-Bull.

Paul received his BA in geology and ecology from Lawrence University; and his JD from the University of Denver College of Law, with a strong emphasis on energy, environmental and natural resources law.
His career also includes policy analysis and advisory positions with the Wyoming State Planning Coordinator's Office, a Colorado energy trade association, the United States Senate, and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Legislative Affairs Office and Minerals Management Service.

Driessen's articles have also appeared in Conserving the Environment, Resurgent Diseases, Malnutrition, Wind Farms, Drilling in ANWR, and other books used in high schools and colleges.
He also wrote and produced video documentaries about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ellis Island, and the artificial reef habitats and marine life associated with offshore oil and gas platforms.


Conference Speech

"The Green Tyrants' Two-Edged Sword"- Speech from the Twenty-Third Annual Conference

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