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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.

State of Michigan’s Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge

Crowdsourcing the state’s carp strategy … more

Anti-Pipeline Groups Refuse to Accept Test Results

Paris Was a Bad Deal for the US

Greens agreed with Trump on Paris before he pulled out … more

The Double Standard in Environmental Protection: A Reprise

Delving further into sewage system failures … more

The Risks and Rewards of Line 5 and Fossil Fuels

Do Renewables Really Make Economic Sense?

Let’s find out by letting them compete in a free market … more

Congressional Science Spending Largely Untouched

Federal spending bill lets the air out of protestor’s tires … more

False Assertions Abound about Green Energy Program

Will DTE support true consumer choice in electricity? … more

Out, Out, Brief Candle!

Could Mr. Trump’s “Energy Independence” executive order mean the end of life on Earth? … more

Fueling our Economy by Digging with Spoons