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Russ Harding

Senior Fellow in Environmental and Regulatory Policy

Russ Harding is the senior fellow in environmental and regulatory policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He previously served as senior environmental analyst and was director of the Center's Property Rights Network. 

From 1995 through 2002, Harding served as director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, having previously held senior management posts in environmental and natural resources departments in Arizona, Alaska and Missouri. Before joining the Center, Harding was senior director for environment and energy affairs with Scofes, Kindsvatter & Associates, a consulting firm.

Governor Picks Bureaucrats Over Business

Veto of HB 4326 entrenches regulatory regime. … more

We Have Declared War on Ourselves

Energy policies weaken America. … more

Raiding State Trust Funds a Bad Idea

Legislators shouldn't pretend to be venture capitalists. … more

Holding Legislators Accountable

HB 4326 promotes transparency, liberty. … more

Environmentalists Threaten Great Lakes

Offshore wind turbines too risky; petition should be ignored. … more

Whoville Speaks Out

President Obama's Christmas tree tax put on hold. … more

Fluoridation of Water Not a Cut and Dried Matter

MichiganScience is a Mackinac Center quarterly magazine that helps meet the need for accurate and accessible information about the increasingly complex scientific issues confronting voters and lawmakers. The magazine reflects the idea that even the most technical scientific policy issues can be discussed with lively prose and compelling visuals. … more

Pipeline Protest Belies National Security 'Concerns'

The "green" movement shows its true colors at the White House. … more

Bureaucracy Trumps Managerial Prowess

SB272 would increase accountability. … more

High-Speed Rail Projects Often Derail

Michigan needs to pursue a different track. … more