A half century of tremendous population and economic growth in Georgia has resulted in new challenges regarding water quality and quantity, air quality and traffic-related emissions. Utilizing objective facts, a commonsense, market-oriented approach to land-use and environmental policy encourages local action and private initiative to improve environmental conditions and ensure our quality of life for future generations.

On Muni Broadband, Buyer Beware

A year after the Savannah City Council approved a $62,500 contract asking consultants to explore potential demand for a municipal broadband network, the firm finally has released its findings and recommendations.

An Unhealthy Obsession with Climate Change

By Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

On June 1 came the encouraging news that President Trump has decided the United States will exit the U.N. Paris climate agreement. The agreement imposes huge burdens while producing…

Global Brightening and Hazy Predictions

By Harold Brown

Global warming, simplified: Burning fossil fuels generates carbon dioxide into the air, trapping energy radiated from the globe. The earth is made warmer because this energy is prevented from escaping into outer space.

But then there are air pollutants…

Environmentalist Rhetoric Endangers Facts on Extinction

By Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Every year around Earth Day (April 22), people everywhere are harshly reminded just how “unnatural” environmentalists consider humans.  Humans, they argue, are against nature, and nature is being destroyed…

Global Warming: Playing Fast and Loose in Policy, Proof and Politics

Doomsday prophets have always fixated on the goal more than the cause.

News Release: Foundation Welcomes Tom Price as HHS Secretary

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 10, 2017

Contact: Benita Dodd, Georgia Public Policy Foundation benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org | (404) 256-4050 

Foundation Welcomes Tom Price as HHS Secretary

Atlanta – Kelly McCutchen, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, had the following response to today’s Senate confirmation and swearing in of Tom Price as…

R.I.P. Ed Noble, Developer, Visionary, Founding Member of Foundation’s Board

Ed Noble, an Atlanta visionary and developer of Lenox Square, one of the nation’s first shopping centers, died on December 4, 2016 at age 88. Mr. Noble was a member of the founding board of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.…

The Glacial Update of Georgia’s Water Plan

First the update of the water policy plan for Georgia. Next, the outcry.

Climate Change Déjà Vu

Just who is spinning a "Web of Denial"?

Urban Farms: Unlikely Oases in Food Deserts

There's a reason people left farms to live in the city, and it wasn't to farm.

Foundation, Dozens of Groups Add Support to CEI Over AG Overreach

Letter supports CEI after attorney general's subpoena over climate change communications.

Environmental Activists’ Nuclear Opposition Explained

Fairness in energy policy would help nuclear succeed instead of decline.

Flint’s Water Crisis Hides the Blessing

Childhood lead poisoning prevention is one of the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements” from 2001 to 2010.

It’s Earth Day: Hold On to Your Wallets!

Expect more announcements of environmental “crises” today.

The Dangers of Municipal Broadband

Watchdog reports on taxpayer-funded broadband initiatives.

ZPolitics Magazine ‘Capitol Faces’ Publishes Foundation Article on Ga. Energy Policy

EPA must learn resistance isn't futile.

Foundation Testifies at EPA Field Hearing on Clean Power Plan

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd testified Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the federal Environmental Protection Agency public hearings in Atlanta on the proposed federal plan and model rules for the Clean Power Plan. Hearings were held in  in Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta…

Land Use Regulations Hike the Cost of Housing

Cities with lower levels of traditional land-use regulation remain relatively affordable.

Halloween, ‘Sugar’ and The Right To Try

Twenty-one states now have Right-to-Try laws.
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Private Property Rights: How One Think Tank is Changing a Nation

A think tank from Benita Dodd's native country is in the running for the Atlas Network's prestigious Templeton Award.