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Chris Horner

Chris Horner works for Government Accountability & Oversight after spending twenty years with the free-market/classical liberal think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute. As an attorney in Washington, D.C. for over twenty five years, Horner’s clients have included policy groups, scientists, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on matters of environmental policy, in addition to providing regulatory counsel to effected parties.

Horner has been frequently mentioned and published by The Washington Times, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Examiner. His FOIA work has been repeatedly cited by the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, whose “Letters to the Editor” section has also run his comments on several occasions. He has been a frequent contributor in numerous opinion pages, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, WSJ Letters, New York Times’ Room for Debate, National Review Online, Energy Tribune, Spain’s Actualidad Economica and the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. Horner has addressed legal, policy, and political issues hundreds of times on television and radio programs in the United States, the UK, Europe, Canada, and Australia. He was also a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the release of the first of his four books, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism” (2007), which spent six months on The New York Times best-seller list. Horner’s second book, “Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed” (2008) was also a best-seller.

Horner has testified before the United States Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works, and has worked on legal and policy issues with numerous think tanks and other policy organizations around the globe. An avid public speaker, he has spoken on numerous occasions before members of the European Parliament as well as policymakers in multiple European capitals on a range of issues.

Horner has held numerous volunteer positions in his community, including years of coaching youth sports. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award for Advocacy.