Diane S. Katz is an adjunct scholar for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, formerly serving as director of science, environment and technology policy from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining the Center, Katz served for nine years as a member of The Detroit News editorial board, specializing in science and the environment, telecommunications and technology, and the auto industry. Her work has won numerous awards, including top honors from the Michigan Press Association in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

State Government Wants to Subsidize a Theme Park in Grayling Township

The Not So Good Life

By the standards of the last century, air quality today is excellent — notwithstanding the claims of environmental activists. … more

The Fluorescent Revolution

Reach Out and Tax Someone

Court Ignored Sound Science in Carbon Dioxide Ruling

Consensus is actually antithetical to the proper conduct of scientific inquiry. … more

Supreme Science?

Taken For a Ride

It bears noting that any park or other amusement facility that must rely on tax dollars, rather than private investment, is by definition not viable and thus unworthy of taxpayer support. … more

Taken For a Ride

Using Taxes To Lobby for Taxes

Great Lakes, Great Conundrum