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Jason Hayes

Director of Environmental Policy

Jason Hayes is the director of environmental policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. He holds a Master of Environmental Design (Environmental Science) degree from the University of Calgary, a B.Sc. in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia and a Technical Diploma in Renewable Resource Management from Selkirk College.

Michigan Lame-Duck Energy Policy

The Pruitt EPA Nomination

When worldviews clash … more

2016 Michigan Energy Roundup: Renewable Energy

Final post in a series analyzing changes to Michigan's utility laws … more

Clean Michigan Initiative Not the Only Remediation Fund

Other sources for environmental clean-up eliminate need for further debt … more

Protecting Electricity Choice

2016 Michigan Energy Roundup … more

2016 Michigan Energy Roundup: Legislature Writes Obama Utility Scheme Into Michigan Law

A quick summary of new energy regulations … more

Trump’s Election Could Change Michigan’s Electricity Outlook

Lawmakers should pause plans to end electricity choice … more

Don’t Impose Granholm-era Mandates on Michigan Energy

With new federal regulations likely, legislators should wait on energy reform … more

Policy Experts Available to Discuss Key Lame Duck Bills

Mackinac Center analysts offer insights on ridesharing, pension, energy and economic development bills … more

Back to the Drawing Board on Energy Policy

The election results results could mean a different future for electricity … more