The Heartland Institute is pleased to announce Paul Driessen has joined its highly acclaimed Free-Market Speakers Bureau.
Driessen is a senior policy advisor with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise. He is the author of Eco Imperialism:Green Power, Black Death and coeditor of Energy Keepers, Energy Killers.
Book Driessen to speak about energy and environmental policy, climate change, corporate social responsibility, and other topics by contacting The Heartland Institute’s Events Manager Nikki Comerford.
During a 25-year career that included staff tenures with the U.S. Senate, Department of the Interior, and an energy trade association, Driessen has spoken and written frequently on a variety of topics, including energy, the environment, economic development, and international affairs.
A former member of the Sierra Club and Zero Population Growth, he abandoned their cause when he recognized the environmental movement had become intolerant in its views, inflexible in its demands, unwilling to recognize the United States’ tremendous strides in protecting the environment, and insensitive to the needs of billions of people who lack food, electricity, safe water, health care, and other basic necessities that are provided in part by fossil-fuel use and industry.
Driessen received his bachelor’s degree in geology and field ecology from Lawrence University, his juris doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law, and is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America.