Paul Driessen (lobbyist)

Paul Driessen (born January 21, 1948) is an American author and lobbyist.


Driessen received his bachelor's degree in geology and field ecology from Lawrence University, JD from the University of Denver College of Law, and accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America.

Driessen is currently a senior policy advisor for the Congress of Racial Equality and a senior fellow with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

During a 25 year career, that included staff tenures with the Department of the Interior and an energy trade association, he has spoken and written frequently on energy and environmental policy, global climate change, corporate social responsibility and other topics. He has also written articles and professional papers on marine life associated with oil platforms off the coasts of California and Louisiana – and produced a video documentary on the subject.

In 2001, Driessen edited Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to fight and survive attack group shakedowns.

In 2003, Driessen published Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death, in which he lists his problems with the environmental movement.

In 2007, Driessen appeared on The Great Global Warming Swindle, addressing policies being promoted to prevent global warming he noted: "The precautionary principle is a very interesting beast. It's basically used to promote a particular agenda and ideology. It's always used in one direction only. It talks about the risks of using a particular technology, fossil fuels for example, but never about the risks of not using it. It never talks about the benefits of having that technology."

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