Dan Byers with the Global Energy Institute will be discussing their recently released report on the "Keep It In the Ground Movement" and its impact on energy development in Montana and throughout the United States.
The report received extensive media coverage including stories in the Washington Post, Politico, The Washington Examiner, Oil & Gas Journal, the Daily Caller, and on Fox News.
Dan Byers is vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. With a focus on environmental and regulatory policy issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Institute’s broader education and advocacy efforts. Byers brings nearly two decades of public policy experience to his work directing the Institute in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry. He frequently speaks and writes on energy policy and environmental regulatory issues and has been published in a number of prominent outlets.
See more at: https://www.globalenergyinstitute.org/dan-byers
Mr. Byers says "While opposition to energy infrastructure projects is certainly not new, the origins of coordinated, focused campaigns are relatively recent. Beginning with the lucrative and polarizing campaign against the Keystone XL Pipeline, environmental activists set out to make opposition to individual energy projects a political litmus test. Led by Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, an influential and well-funded activist organization, this model evolved and was quickly expanded to other projects.