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.

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…

The Great EPA Ozone-Asthma Caper

The projected benefits of the proposed new, stricter ozone standard appear small and contrary

Trade Promotion Authority Deserves Americans’ Support

Congressional safeguards prevent abuse of Trade Promotion Authority.

The Ethanol Scramble

When it comes to government mandates, ethanol proves, "it's complicated."

Deepwater Horizon: Drawn-Out Tempest in a Teacup

It's hard to find evidence -- or even scars -- of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but it's a cash cow.

Pay Attention: National Energy Policy Hits Home, Too

National energy policy directly affects jobs and business in Georgia.

Historic Districts and their Effects on Land Use

Zoning policies send a distorted market signal

Climate Change Rules Could Be the Death of You

If everyone bought 40-mpg cars, greenhouse gases would decline by less than a negligible 0.5 percent.

The Foundation’s Best of the Best of 2014!

The Foundation shares its Top 10 of 2014! What were YOUR favorites?

Lift the Offshore Drilling Moratorium

The economic benefits of offshore drilling far outweigh environmental concerns.

Reason Foundation dispels express toll lane myths

Shutting down myths about express toll lane projects before they shut down Georgia's progress.

Video: EPA Carbon Regulations ‘Bad for Georgia,’ Says Foundation President

For decades, American ingenuity has allowed us to keep up with growing energy demands and REDUCE pollution at the same time.

EPA’s Power Grab Unscientific and Uncalled For

As for using this action to reduce asthma attacks and fatalities: The EPA has highlighted the dramatic improvements in air quality over the past 30 years, despite the increase in population, the economy and vehicles miles traveled.

After SHEP … Georgia Looks Toward a New Savannah River Terminal

Georgia already has its sights set on the next strategy after completion of the Savannah River Harbor Project. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein.

Obama Signs Legislation to Start Savannah River Project

President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will provide federal funds to deepen the Savannah River and Harbor. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein

Don’t Let Stereotypes Cloud Common Sense in Public Policy

March was eventful at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. More than 200 supporters attended the Annual Reception and Dinner to celebrate 23 years of promoting free markets, limited government and individual responsibility in Georgia.

Video: Opportunity and Attainment of the American Dream

"I work in an area that is all about opportunity and attainment of the American Dream," says Lisa Kelly, co-founder and President of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Kelly spoke passionately about school choice at our 2014 Foundation Annual Dinner.

Nelson Mandela: Pragmatism that Saved a Nation

Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at age 95. Mandela carved out a legacy quite unlike anyone else in the 20th and early 21 Centuries, first as the face and voice of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, then as its elected President when apartheid was abolished and in his later years, as the recognized heart and soul of his nation. Georgia Public Policy Foundation VP Benita Dodd was born and raised in South Africa during apartheid. She offers these thoughts on his remarkable life and legacy.

Some Organic Food for Thought

Despite the claims that organic food is safer and more nutritious, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) simply won't say so.