Make private companies happy. Don’t worry about the environment. Stop fretting about long-term sustainability. Forget renewables, property concerns, the safety of our water and air. Make private companies happy.
This was the 43rd president's message to the current administration at the DUG East conference held by the shale gas industry on Thursday.
With characteristic bluntness, George W. Bush spoke his mind on energy policy to several thousand oil and gas executives gathered in Pittsburgh at an exclusive luncheon on Wednesday.
"I think the goal of...
- Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Georgetown University (1990). 
Niger Innis is the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a group that has recently aligned itself with numerous conservative think tanks and "anti-environmental" organizations while maintaining a stance skeptical of man-made climate change. He is also the son of CORE National Chairman and CEO Roy Innis. CORE has received at least $325,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998, with some of these funds earmarked for "global climate outreach." , 
In addition to his role at CORE, Innis is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Public Policy Research Project 21. NCPPR has a number of ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lobbying group that has helped model a variety of bills for special interest groups. More information on ALEC is available at the Center For Media and Democracy's ALEC Exposed project.
Stance on Climate Change
"[Climate change policies] are really just a way of raising the price of energy and forcing citizens to adopt a lower standard of living, rather than 'solutions' to climate change. We are extremely skeptical of the motivations behind these proposals, especially since these programs will almost certainly not result in any measurable change in future climates." 
"[W]e must stop trying to protect our planet from every imaginable, exaggerated or imaginary risk. And we must stop trying to protect it on the backs, and the graves, of he nation's and world's most powerless and impoverished people." 
At a luncheon talk at the Montana Petroleum Association annual meeting, Innis called for the production of "more of everything" including solar and wind power as well as "good old-fashioned fossil fuel.'' The Billings Gazette reported that Innis "blasted environmental groups - repeatedly calling them 'the green mafia'' - and the 'elite media'' saying they were trying to stop energy development." 
April 22, 2004
Niger Innis spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing on behalf of CORE, called "Eco-Imperialism: Reflections on Earth Day." Other speakers at the briefing included climate change skeptics Sallie Baliunas, American Enterprise Institute fellow Roger Bate, and Paul Driessen. 
Niger Innis has primarily written on topics related to civil rights, including this article (PDF) in the Spring 2002 edition of American Outlook.
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Chris Mooney. "Roy Innis: CORE of the Climate Problem?," Mother Jones, May/June 2005 issue.
"Niger Innis, Congress of Racial Equality," Conversations from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, October 10, 2008.
"Eco-Imperialism: Reflections on Earth Day," WASHINGTON, April 22, PRNewswire.
Clair Johnson. "Civil rights spokesman speaks to Montana Petroleum Association," Billings Gazette, September 2, 2009.
Marc Morano. "Oil Giant 'Guilty' of Crimes against Humanity, Protesters Say," CNSNews.com, May 29, 2002.
"Energy, Climate Change and The War on the Poor (Regina)," Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Accessed March 17, 2013.
"Niger Innis," SourceWatch.