Heartland Institute President to Testify on Global Warming Before House Environmental Protection Committee

Published February 6, 2004

CHICAGO, IL, February 6, 2004–Joseph L. Bast, president of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute and one of the country’s top experts on the science and economics of global warming policy, will testify before the Iowa House Environmental Protection Committee on Monday, February 9.

The hearing opens at 1:30 p.m. and will take place in Room 120. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Sandra Greiner, is hearing testimony about carbon sequestration and global warming.

Bast is publisher of Environment & Climate News, a monthly newspaper devoted to sound science and market-based solutions to environmental problems. Environment & Climate News is delivered to every state and national elected official in the United States as well as more than 12,000 environment reporters, grassroots activists, and subscribers. He is the coauthor of “Greenhouse Gas Control: Implications for Agriculture,” a Heartland Policy Study released in August 2003. He is also coauthor of Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism, published in 1994 and re-released in paperback in 1996. EPA Watch called Eco-Sanity “the best reference book on environmental issues available anywhere” and Business and Society Review said it was “perhaps the best single environmental volume currently available.”

The Heartland Institute is a 20-year-old nonpartisan organization supported by the contributions of more than 1,400 individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Editors, reporters, producers, and hosts: Heartland Institute President Joseph L. Bast will be available for press and broadcast interviews on February 10 and 11. To make arrangements, or for additional information about The Heartland Institute, contact Heartland’s Vice President – Public Affairs, Allen Fore, at 312/377-4000, email [email protected].