Duggan Flanakin

About Duggan Flanakin

Duggan Flanakin is the Director of Policy Research at the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. A former Senior Fellow with both the Texas and Arkansas Public Policy Foundations, Mr. Flanakin has a Master's in Public Policy from Regent University. During the years he spent reporting on environmental regulation in Texas and nationwide, Mr. Flanakin authored definitive works on the creation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and on environmental education in Texas.

Gold King 2: Navajo, New Mexico vs. bad faith EPA

Exactly five years after suffering the impacts from a devastating spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who were not held liable) for its alleged negligence in allowing the spill.

By |2020-08-28T08:36:25-04:00August 27th, 2020|Environment|Comments Off on Gold King 2: Navajo, New Mexico vs. bad faith EPA

USMCA: Cleaning up the Tijuana River

The Tijuana River project, which involves actions by the city of San Diego, the International Boundary and Water Commission, and Mexico’s National Water Commission, is expected to reduce sewage spill frequency from the current 138 days per year to 12 days per year, a reduction of 91 percent.

By |2020-07-08T15:00:19-04:00July 12th, 2020|Economy, Environment|Comments Off on USMCA: Cleaning up the Tijuana River

Is STEM inherently racist?

On June 10, groups named Shut Down STEM and Particles for Justice led nearly 6,000 scientists – and even journals like Nature -- in a stop work day to protest “systemic racism in STEM” (science, technology, and math) professions.

By |2020-06-16T21:46:53-04:00June 20th, 2020|Civil Rights|Comments Off on Is STEM inherently racist?