Energy and the Environment

Chris Horner

Senior Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute
 

Christopher C. Horner is the author of three books on “global warming” and environmental policy, law and politics, including two best-sellers: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism (2007), which spent half of 2007 on the New York Times bestseller list; Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (2008) ; and "Power Grab: How Obama's 'Green' Policies Steal Will Your Freedom and Bankrupt America" (2010) (all by Regnery). His fourth book, from Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions, “The Liberal War on Transparency: Confessions of a Freedom of Information ‘Criminal’”, is a thank-you note to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson calling his FOIA efforts called “criminal” acts, and its revelations apparently led to Jackson’s resignation.

Horner is a senior fellow with the Washington DC think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute and director of litigation for the American Tradition Institute. An attorney in Washington, DC, Horner has represented think tanks, scientists and Members of the U.S. House and Senate on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts (e.g. scientists in Mass. v. EPA, members of Congress in EDF v. Duke Energy, both SCOTUS  '07).

Horner works on a legal and policy level with numerous think tanks and policy organizations throughout the world and serves on the executive committee of the Federalist Society’s international law practice group. He has written on numerous topics in publications ranging from law review to legal and trade journals to print and online opinion pages, but concentrates on the “climate” and related energy/environment issues, laws, treaties and policy.

Horner has testified before state legislative bodies, the United States Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works, the House and Senate Western Caucuses, and has given numerous addresses to audiences in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels, and before policymakers in European capitals including London, Rome, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid and Warsaw. He has participated in international policy fora in Bonn, Buenos Aires, Cancun, The Hague, Johannesburg, Milan, Montreal, Munich, Poznan, Vienna and Zakopane, as speaker, NGO representative or on media credentials.

He is a sponsored Foundation Speaker for the Young America's Foundation, speaking on campus regularly throughout the academic year. He also frequently addresses activist and industry groups.

Horner has appeared on radio and television outlets based in the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Australia, including regularly on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel with scores of visits each on Court TV and MSNBC and multiple appearances on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, BBC, CNBC, The Blaze, CNN, CNN International, ITN, CBC, Bloomberg and Reuters Television and the Hannity, Beck, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, G. Gordon Liddy, Lou Dobbs, Bill Cunningham, Mike McConnell  and Lars Larson syndicated radio programs. Mr. Horner has also been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Glenn Beck has hailed him as a "Watchdog" and Rush Limbaugh called him a "longtime go to guy on global warming extremism." Greenpeace has repeatedly targeted Mr. Horner, by taking his garbage on a weekly basis, issuing press releases announcing with whom he dines, posting his photo for all to beware on the walls at international policy gatherings, and including him in various publications including "A Field Guide to Climate Criminals" distributed at the UN climate meeting in Montreal in December 2005. Horner has been a frequent contributor in numerous opinion pages including the Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, National Review Online, BigGovernment.com, Pajamas Media, Human Events, Energy Tribune, as well as Spain's Actualidad Economica and the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. He contributed the chapter on multilateral environmental agreements in "ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives" (Rowman & Littlefield 2009).

Horner received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in his home town of St. Louis where he received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award for Advocacy. He lives outside Charlottesville, VA with his family.

Cost: $2,500+ plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Energy and the Environment


Fred Smith

Founder and Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute

 

Fred L. Smith, Jr. is Founder and Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group and international NGO established in 1984 as well as Director of CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism. Mr. Smith addresses complex policy issues ranging from the environment to corporate governance and is a frequent guest on national TV and radio programs, as well as a prolific writer.  As Director of the Center for Advancing Capitalism, Mr. Smith endeavors to challenge Joseph Schumpeter’s dismal query “Can Capitalism Survive?”. Mr. Smith outlines his optimistic response for re-legitimizing the system that has fostered the greatest global strides in increased health and wealth in “Countering the Assault on Capitalism”, published by Economic Affairs.

Before founding CEI, Mr. Smith served as Director of Government Relations for the Council for a Competitive Economy, as a senior economist for the Association of American Railroads, and for five years as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, he sits on the board of the Institute Turgot in Paris, the American Conservative Union in DC and the American Council on Science and Health in New York. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. degree in Theoretical Mathematics and Political Science from Tulane University where he earned the Arts and Sciences Medal (Tulane’s highest academic award) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has also done graduate work in mathematics and applied mathematical economics at Harvard, SUNY at Buffalo, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Smith is a native Louisianan, experimental gourmet chef, opera buff, avid science fiction reader and a perpetual despairing optimist.  He is married to Frances Bivona Smith, a trade policy expert and member of the US Trade Representative’s Trade and Environmental Policy Advisory Committee. They split their time between their homes in Washington DC’s U Street Corridor and along the Potomac in southern Maryland.

Cost: $1,000 plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Economics & Capitalism Energy and the Environment


Humberto Fontova

Speaker and Author


Humberto Fontova is a columnist and the author of five books including Exposing the Real Che Guevara and Helldivers Rodeo. His books have been published worldwide and translated into five languages. One was optioned for a Reality TV hunting/fishing show titled "Humberto's Revenge." Fontova is a frequent commentator on Che Guevara mythology and Latin America matters for the national media including FoxNews, GlennBeck TV and CNN. His weekly columns appear on Townhall, Frontpage Magazine and several other conservative publications. More details and videos on website:  www.hfontova.com

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Topics: Communism & Progressivism Energy and the Environment Foreign Policy


Robert Spencer

Director of Jihad Watch


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins (ISI).

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.

Spencer is the Associate Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). He is a weekly columnist for PJ Media, FrontPage Magazine, and AtlasShrugs.com, and has written eleven monographs and well over three hundred articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism.

Cost: $3,000 negotiable, plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Constitution Energy and the Environment Foreign Policy Radical Islam Taxes & Spending


Alex Epstein

Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress


Alex Epstein, Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, is a philosopher and energy expert. Known as one of the world's most innovative champions of the fossil fuel industry, he has publicly debated Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, and Occupy Wall Street. Author of Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet, his writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily, and hundreds of other publications. He has spoken about the economic and environmental benefits of fossil fuels at dozens of universities, including Stanford, Duke, Rice, and UCLA. He has defended fossil fuel energy in debates against Greenpeace, 350.org, and the Sierra Club.

Cost: $7,500 plus airfare and lodging for speech; $10,000 plus airfare and lodging for debate

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Topics: Energy and the Environment


Phil Valentine 

Host, The Phil Valentine Show

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated radio talk show, The Phil Valentine Show, which is heard in about 100 markets across the United States. He has been named by Talkers Magazine as one of the Heavy Hundred: The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America and is listed by Talkers as one of the top 100 talk show hosts of all time.  He is the author of several books including The Conservative's Handbook, Tax Revolt and Right from the Heart.  

His film, An Inconsistent Truth, is winner of three film festival awards including Best Documentary at the Nevada Film Festival and the Excellence in Filmmaking award from the Anthem Film Festival.  An Inconsistent Truth is the 20th top grossing nature documentary of all time at the box office.  It grossed more than notable films GaslandFuel and Cool It.

Valentine's talk show in his home market is the most listened to talk show in Nashville, routinely garnering twice the listeners of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.  His show is the recipient of 18 AIR Awards and three prestigious New York Festivals awards including the Gold World Medal for Best Talk Show.

Cost: $2,000 plus travel expenses & lodging

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Topics: Conservative Thought Constitution Economics & Capitalism Energy and the Environment Liberty Taxes & Spending