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Russ Harding

Senior Fellow in Environmental and Regulatory Policy

Russ Harding is the senior fellow in environmental and regulatory policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He previously served as senior environmental analyst and was director of the Center's Property Rights Network. 

From 1995 through 2002, Harding served as director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, having previously held senior management posts in environmental and natural resources departments in Arizona, Alaska and Missouri. Before joining the Center, Harding was senior director for environment and energy affairs with Scofes, Kindsvatter & Associates, a consulting firm.

Congress Mandates the Impossible

Gas prices spike as fines are passed on to consumers. … more

Book Highlights Failings of Enviro Trends

"Eco-Fads" a rational, scientific read. … more

New Year Resolutions That Need to be Kept

How to kick off the new year right … more

A Christmas Wish

All I really want for Christmas is less government … more

EPA Turns Out The Christmas Lights

New MACT rule will cost utilities millions. … more

Motorists Paying for Bike Paths, Museums

Gas taxes should only go toward roads and bridges. … more

Are the Feds Giving Up on Detroit?

Light-rail plan scrapped; city's stability questioned. … more

Power Hungry

Government policies increase electricity costs. … more

Are Politicians Smarter Than the Rest of Us?

Political class should stop trying to plan our lives. … more

Governor Picks Bureaucrats Over Business

Veto of HB 4326 entrenches regulatory regime. … more