CENTERS for

Environmental Stewardship

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, the Commonwealth of Virginia is rich in natural resources vital to making our state a great place to live, work, and play. The responsible stewardship of those resources -- and maintaining a healthy environment for our citizens - is a primary concern for the Thomas Jefferson Institute. The mission of the Center for Environmental Stewardship is to explore the nature of environmentalism in the context of meeting all human needs.

December 2014

New Technologies for Coping With Climate Change
New Technologies for Coping With Climate Change — A new study shows how technology can help America's energy industry meet new environmental reuirements, save millions of dollars and help clean our environment.  Authored by businessman and environmentalist Robert Hartwell, it details several new technologies, many of which are already working on a smaller scale.  Read It Here!

September 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense
Jefferson Journal: Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense — The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia's coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts.  That's the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and this commentary by Institute President Mike Thompson.  Read It Here!

September 2014

Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue
Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue — Developing Virginia's off-shore gas and oil production would result in up to 32,000 new jobs and produce up to $526 million in royalty payments and $119 million in state and local tax revenue.  That's the conclusion of a new study released conducted by Dr. Timothy J. Considine, Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources, which looked at the financial impact of off-shore oil and gas production along the Atlantic seaborard.  A companion paper, written by Jefferson Institute chairmand and president Michael J. Thompson, used Considine's data to focus on Virginia's potential

Read the Virginia Study Here!

Read the Atlantic Regional Study Here!

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