The Federalist Society will host a debate about the construction of the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines on February 9 at 12 p.m. in room 205. Dr. Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, will discuss the rationale for finishing the pipelines.
Dr. Matthews is a public policy specialist, covering a range of political and economic issues, with a special emphasis in health policy. He is a weekly contributor at Forbes.com and serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights. He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times. Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Following Dr. Matthews’ presentation, a BYU Law professor will present on the shift in environmental policy in the new administration.