CENTERS for

Written by Dr. David Schnare

January 2020

To Join TCI, General Assembly Must Vote!
To Join TCI, General Assembly Must Vote! —  If Virginia chooses to join the Transportation and Climate Intitiative (TCI), it must be done by a vote of the General Assembly.  That's the conclusion of a new legal analysis issued today by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and authored by Dr. David Schnare, an attorney and 34-year EPA veteran.

Read the Analysis Here.

Read the News Release Here.

January 2020

The Transportation and Climate Initiative is All Pain and No Gain!
The Transportation and Climate Initiative is All Pain and No Gain! —  A new study by 34-year EPA veteran Dr. David Schnare, Director of the Thomas Jefferson Institute's Center for Environmental Stewardship, demonstrates that the proposed Transportation and Climate Initiative would be "All Pain and No Gain" for Virginians.

Read The Study Here!

November 2012

Protecting Federalism and State Sovereignty Through anti-Commandeering Legislation
Protecting Federalism and State Sovereignty Through anti-Commandeering Legislation — Unfunded federal mandates are a growing problem for states and an even larger problem for local governments.  The Jefferson Institute and the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic at George Mason University prepared a legal "Nutshell" on how to challenge these unfunded mandates.  The bottom line of this report is that the federal government may not "commandeer" local resources unless those state and local governments volunteer to do so.  This important report explains the legal aspects for challenging this federal overreach and will help state and local governments, policy organizations and citizen groups challenge unfunded federal mandates and return some power to state and local government.  Read It Here!
  More

address:
7011 Dreams Way Court
Alexandria, VA
22315

phone:
(703) 440-9447

email:
info@thomasjeffersoninst.org