National Center for Public Policy Research press release

For Release: October 11, 2012
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Free Market Think Tank Announces Expansion: Okay, Mr. President, You Built That

Teresa Platt Named Director of National Center for Public Policy Research's Environment and Enterprise Institute


Washington, D.C. - Teresa Platt, a 26-year veteran of the environmental policy debate, has been named director of The National Center for Public Policy Research's Environment and Enterprise Institute, the group announced today.

Teresa Platt Platt previously served as co-director of the Fishermen's Coalition, a non-profit she founded in 1992 to educate the public on responsible fishing. In that capacity, she was a key leader in a successful grassroots effort to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

"We're enormously pleased to have such a seasoned and accomplished environmental policy authority as Teresa Platt on our team," said Amy Ridenour, Chairman of The National Center for Public Policy Research. "Teresa not only has an extensive background in public policy, but first-hand knowledge of the costly and often counter-productive impact that regulations have on small businesses, having run the shoreside operations for her family's 1,000-ton high seas yellowfin tuna fishing vessel."

Teresa has been a widely sought after information and interview source. She's worked with journalists from around the world including those with CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox News, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Independent (UK), U.S. News and World Report, Audubon, Daily Mail (UK), Esquire, Outdoor, and The Los Angeles Times.

"Teresa Platt's appointment was made possible by continued robust growth of our budget. Americans are concerned about the cost and unintended consequences of federal regulatory policy and they're turning to us to do something about it," said David Ridenour, president of The National Center for Public Policy Research. "We didn't build that public concern. Federal policies did."

"I'm thrilled to be part of The National Center and honored to help them on their important work of expanding and exporting America's unique brand of freedom," said Teresa Platt.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a conservative, free-market, non-profit think-tank established in 1982. It is supported by the voluntary gifts of over 100,000 individual recent supporters. In 2011, it received over 350,000 individual donations. Two percent of its revenue comes from corporate sources. Contributions to it are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.


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