Kenneth P. Green

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Kenneth P. Green is a Fraser Institute senior fellow and author of over 800 essays and articles on public policy, published by think tanks, major newspapers, and technical and trade journals in North America. Mr. Green holds a doctoral degree in environmental science and engineering from UCLA, a master’s degree in molecular genetics from San Diego State University, and a bachelors degree in general biology from UCLA.

Mr. Green’s policy analysis has centered on evaluating the pros and cons of government management of environmental, health, and safety risk. More often than not, his research has shown that governments are poor managers of risk, promulgating policies that often do more harm than good both socially and individually, are wasteful of limited regulatory resources, often benefit special interests (in government and industry) at the expense of the general public, and are almost universally violative of individual rights and personal autonomy. Mr. Green has also focused on government’s misuse of probabilistic risk models in the defining and regulating of EHS risks, ranging from air pollution to chemical exposure, to climate change, and most recently, to biological threats such as COVID-19.

Mr. Green's longer publications include two supplementary text books on environmental science issues, numerous studies of environment, health, and safety policies and regulations across North America, as well as a broad range of derivative articles and opinion columns. Mr. Green has appeared frequently in major media and has testified before legislative bodies in both the United States and Canada.

Recent Research by Kenneth P. Green

— Jul 4, 2024
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Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and Its Impact on Investment

Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and its Impact on Investment is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on federal policy reforms. Authored by Senior Fellow Kenneth Green, this essay spotlights the excessive regulatory burden that has been imposed on the oil and gas sector in Canada over the past 10 years and highlights how much-needed business investment in the industry has declined as a result.

— Apr 26, 2024
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Canada's Regulatory Overburden

Canada’s Regulatory Overburden is the latest essay in the Institute’s series on federal policy reforms. It finds Canadian businesses are overburdened by excessive and costly regulations, which deter investment and stifle economic growth.

— Apr 18, 2024
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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Extreme Weather and Climate Change finds that contrary to claims by many climate activists and politicians, extreme weather events—including forest fires, droughts, floods and hurricanes—are not increasing in frequency or intensity.