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Monday, April 1, 2013

Former S. Carolina congressman discusses work on conservative fixes to climate change

Energy and Enterprise Initiative Executive Director Bob Inglis will speak on climate change at the University of Kentucky April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
Inglis, former congressman from South Carolina, is part of a panel on “Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise” that also includes Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and associate professor at Texas Tech University, and Brigadier General (ret.) Steven Anderson, chief marketing officer at Relyant.

EEI is a national public engagement campaign promoting free-enterprise solutions to energy and climate challenges. It is based at George Mason University and works to build support for energy policies while remaining true to “conservative principles of limited government, accountability, reasonable risk-avoidance and free enterprise.”
“Conservatives have the answer on energy and climate,” said Inglis, quoted in a UK press release. “A free-enterprise solution is better for our economy and the environment than clumsy EPA mandates, wasteful energy subsidies or massive tax increases like cap and trade.”
Paul Vincelli, UK department of plant pathology agriculture extension professor and forum organizer, said, “We have to broaden our viewpoint on how to solve the problem. Our speakers will be taking the climate change discussion further by talking about values, by talking about the relationship to our national security and by talking about solutions that are grounded in free enterprise.”
Inglis, a conservative Republican, represented South Carolina twice. He founded EEI in 2012. He will also speak at the College of Law to the UK Federalist Society April 4 at 2 p.m. UK Environmental Law professor Michael Healy will deliver a commentary and rebuttal. A student question-and-answer session will follow.
The panel is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live here. For more information about EEI, click here.
From UK