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.

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!

June 2014

Living With Climate Change:  Another in a Series of Leadership Round Tables
Living With Climate Change: Another in a Series of Leadership Round Tables —

With new regulations limiting the production of coal and the energy needs  increasing; rich supplies of natural gas and oil available and nuclear power under-utilized; renewable and greener energy possibilities and new technologies able to improve the environmental impact of today’s energy sources – what makes sense from a public policy viewpoint?

Another in a series of series of Leadership Roundtables, the program will be held on June 23, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, in House Room 3 of the Virginia State Capitol.

Join these outstanding speakers:

  • The Honorable Doug Domenech, former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
  • Dr. David Schnare, former EPA official and Director of the Center for Environmental Stewardship at the Thomas Jefferson Institute
  • Michael Whatley, Vice President of the Consumer Energy Alliance
  • Robert Hartwell, Environmentalist and businessman

To register, or for more information, click here!

 

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