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.

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.
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Top 10 Global Warming Lies

An extensively footnoted response addresses 10 "alarmist assertions" made by the Environmental Defense Fund.

Counting the Costs of Renewable Energy and Traditional Energy Sources

Wind, solar and other renewable energy simply cannot "replace" traditional energy resources.

Snake Oil in the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan is akin to letting a condemned man choose his method of execution: One way or another, it’s the end.

News Release: Clean Power Plan ‘Cleaning out Consumers’ Wallets’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 3, 2015 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org

Clean Power Plan ‘Cleaning out Consumers’ Wallets’

Atlanta – Kelly McCutchen, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, had this to say about the final rules…