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Salt Lake City – The Sutherland Institute, Utah’s leading conservative think tank, will kick off Earth Week 2008: The Future of Utah, a weeklong event from Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day) to Friday, April 25.  Top national energy and climate experts will be in Salt Lake City to discuss the effects that “green” policies will have on the people of Utah.


“These experts know the truth about man-made global warming, the benefits of nuclear energy, and the damage that can be done if environmental policies are implemented, especially for our low-income neighbors,” said Paul T. Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute.  “While the national economy is entering a rough period, the last thing we need to do is increase the damage done by following the whims of pop-science.”


Presentations (followed by Q&A) will take place 9-11 am daily, with the following experts:

  • Natural Resources Day (4/22 Earth Day), 307 W. 200 S., Suite 5005
    Dave Tabet, Program Manager for the Utah Geological Survey
    Roy Innis, National Chairman for the Congress of Racial Equality
  • Nuclear Power Day (4/23), 307 W. 200 S., Suite 5005
    Jack Spencer, an economist with The Heritage Foundation
    Michael R. Fox, Ph.D., a nuclear scientist with 40 years experience in energy
  • Global Warming Day (4/24), 307 W. 200 S., Suite 5005
    Willie Soon, Ph.D, a professor of astrophysics at Harvard University
    Roy Spencer, Ph.D, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama
  • Film Premiere Day (4/25) “Mine Your Own Business”, Megaplex 12 at the Gateway
    Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, documentary filmmakers from Ireland


“Public response has been tremendously positive,” said Katie Christensen, public relations manager for Sutherland.  “More than 300 people have reserved a ticket just to see the documentary film on Friday and our Thursday event is sold out as well.  This overwhelming response shows the real desire that Utahns have in knowing the truth behind the environmental movement.”