• The Mackinac Center launched its Science, Environment and Technology (SET) initiative in January. The initiative, directed by Diane Katz, promotes scientifically sound and market-based polices to enhance environmental protection and public health, and maximizes the benefits of new technologies.

  • In numerous articles and commentaries, speeches and seminars, Katz is raising public awareness of ineffective regulation, and influences policy debates in city halls and the Legislature.

  • Issues addressed in the past year include: expanding broadband infrastructure, increasing telecommunications competition, forestalling internet taxation, advancing fuel-cell research and development, improving automotive emissions controls, reducing regulatory costs to small business, enhancing Great Lakes water quality, and expanding private stewardship efforts.