Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr to Testify Before Kansas Legislature Today About Water, Wind Power

February 13, 2012

FEBRUARY 14 – Dr. Jay Lehr, science director at The Heartland Institute, who earned the nation’s first Ph.D. in groundwater hydrology, will address a joint committee meeting of the House Agriculture and Energy & Public Utilities committees at 9 a.m. today in Room 783 of the Docking State Office Building in Topeka, Kansas.

Dr. Lehr was invited to discuss water quantity issues beyond the Ogallala aquifer and his book Modern Groundwater Exploration. He also will discuss wind power and the pitfalls of the Kansas Renewable Energy Mandate.

Dr. Lehr is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on more than three dozen occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government and with many foreign countries.

After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in geological engineering, he went on to receive the nation’s first Ph.D. in groundwater hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.

What: Testimony of Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr, Ph.D.

When: 9 a.m., Tuesday, February 14

Where: Room 783 of the Docking State Office Building in Topeka, Kansas


To interview Dr. Lehr, please contact Tammy Nash at tnash@heartland.org and 312/377-4000. After regular business hours, contact Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/731-9364.

The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.