Welcome to the PERColator

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The PERColator is a collaborative blog from the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC) – the center for free market environmentalism.  It is dedicated to exploring the notion that environmental quality is best defended by property rights and free markets.

PERC espouses the conservation legacy of Aldo Leopold, who wrote that “conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” Free markets and property rights provide landowners with the right incentives to conserve the environment and the public interest.

Contributors to the blog are PERC fellows and friends that specialize in various areas of environmental policy. Our goal is to facilitate discussion on environmental issues throughout the blogosphere, much as a percolator facilitates the sharing of ideas over cups of coffee.  We hope you’ll participate.

Please feel free to comment on any of the content, but remember to do so in a manner that is civil, thoughtful, and respectful. As defenders of property rights, we will work to maintain the environmental quality of the PERColator for all its guests.

To find out more about PERC, visit perc.org and join our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Shawn Regan is the Director of Publications and a Research Fellow at PERC. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, High Country News, Reason, Regulation, Grist, and Distinctly Montana. Shawn is...
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