Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education institute in Dallas, Texas. While he works ...

H. Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education institute in Dallas, Texas. While he works on a number of issues, he specializes in issues involving environmental and energy policy. He also serves as an adviser to the American Legislative Exchange Council Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Task Force (1996 - Present); a senior fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation (2005 - Present); and a contributing editor to Environment & Climate News (2005 – Present).
Dr. Burnett has been published in Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, The Review of Metaphysics, International Studies in Philosophy, The World and I, USA Today and the Washington Post.
Dr. Burnett received a Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in 2001

Fracking: A Tale of Two States

A recent Associated Press article highlights the differences between New York and Pennsylvania concerning natural-gas production via hydraulic fracturing. New York has a moratorium on fracking, Pennsylvania allows it. The result, ...

On Pork and Tea Parties

A bill to keep the Bush tax cuts in place has, in the words of the Associated Press, become a “Christmas tree,” for every special-interest handout, earmark, and give away ...

Climate Skepticism: Europe vs. America

In the light of Harold Lewis’s resignation from the American Physical Society after nearly 70 years of membership and service, I began to ponder why Americans were generally more skeptical ...

Tragedy of the Commons — sadly still all too common.

CNN reports (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/12/mongolia.cashmere.herders/index.html) that the traditional cashmere herders in Mongolia are losing everything as the lands they have grazed in common for centuries become overgrazed with the advent of the modern ...

Tragedy of the Commons Redux

CNN reports that the traditional cashmere herders are losing everything as the lands they have grazed in common for centuries become overgrazed with the advent of the modern economy and ...

China Shows the Way?

An article Drew Thornley recently noted in this space — “China blacks out towns to meet energy goal” — makes clear the costs of embracing the energy diet prescribed by ...