Going nuclear with Patrick Brenner of Southwest Public Policy Institute

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By Gabriella Hoffman

“The left just is continuing to the vilifying nuclear energy in the aftermath, still of the 1980s, Chernobyl disaster, and we’re trying to push back. We’re trying to get the American public to better embrace the greatness of nuclear energy, which is, you know, [is] zero carbon emissions. It’s clean. It’s plentiful. It’s cheap. It’s reliable. It’s safe. Its baseload. And that’s part of the problem that I don’t understand with the with the left the, the energy fanatic, or I’m sorry, the the environmental creationists.”  — Patrick Brenner, president/co-founder of Southwest Public Policy Institute

In Episode 377 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Patrick Brenner – president and co-founder of the Southwestern Public Policy Institute.

The New Mexico-based organization is a research institute built to explore and build on sound, data-driven policies regarding education, crime, and economics that will encourage positive change in the American Southwest. Many think tanks have fallen victim to the mentality of communicating only to the echo chamber: they only target individuals that agree with partisan messaging. SPPI’s approach enables us to reach new audiences by micro-targeting constituents on issues like finance, energy, education, or public safety.

Tune in to learn more about Patrick and SPPI!

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EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight District of Conservation

In Episode 384 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a new Congressional bill to reform the Antiquities Act- a law in need of Congressional oversight and modernization since its enactment in 1906. Learn more about Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act today. SHOW NOTES Utah Policy: Congressional oversight aims to protect public lands and communities Curtis: CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AIMS TO PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS AND COMMUNITIES Senator Lee Takes on Monument Overreach Miller-Meeks Introduces the Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act Senate Bill 2820 + One Pager FACT CHECK: Can Presidents Unilaterally Declare Large National Monuments? Chief justice offers encouragement for monuments reform Biden Harms True Conservation by Misusing Antiquities Act — Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/district-of-conservation/support
  1. EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight
  2. EP 383: Great Smokies Vacation, Western Caucus, Stop 30 by 30 Summit
  3. EP 382: Power the Future with Rick Whitbeck
  4. EP 381: Save School Archery & Hunting Programs ft. Rep. Mark Green
  5. EP 380: BLM Recreation Blueprint & Feral Hog Management


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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer.

She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.”

Learn more about her work at http://www.gabriellahoffman.com