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The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You To Know About - Because They Helped Cause Them

Recorded on April 29, 2008

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The liberal environmental movement takes for granted that strict government regulation and public ownership is necessary for the preservation of the environment.  Yet who, in the end, is responsible for some of the great environmental catastrophes of the recent past?  According to Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the real answer is: liberal environmentalists themselves.  The dogmatic ideologies and restrictive policies pushed on us by the environmental Left have harmed nature more than helped it," argues Murray, "but the environmentalists have never borne the blame."  Now, in The REALLY Inconvenient Truths, Murray reveals just how often and gravely liberal environmentalists have harmed the environment, how they have covered up this fact, and how conservatives can reclaim the environmental issue by stressing free-enterprise, private-property solutions.

IAIN MURRAY is the Senior Fellow in Energy, Science, and Technology at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN Headline News, and the BBC.  Educated at Oxford, the University of London, and the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Investor's Business Daily, the Financial Times, and many other outlets.