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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.

Allow Competition in Infrastructure Upgrades

Expanded choice and reduced prices good for everyone … more

EPA Administrator Pruitt to “Unravel” Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Federal actions are unlikely to change Michigan’s course … more

Public Service Commission actions threaten electric choice in Michigan

MPSC intends to restrict access to out-of-state markets … more

Cutting Federal Great Lakes Funding Would Not Be an Environmental and Economic Crisis

Change In Regulations On Electricity Markets Could Hit Schools

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