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FACTSHEET: Becky Norton Dunlop


Vice President for External Relations, Heritage Foundation.
Senior Fellow, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. Fellow, Atlas Foundation. Advisory Council, Landmark Legal Foundation. Member, Philanthropy Round Table. Board Member, National Wilderness Institute. Board Member, Defenders of Property Rights. Board Member, Virginia Institute of Public Policy. Board Member, Association of American Educators. Board Member, Institute for 21st Century Agriculture. Board Member, Reagan Alumni Association. Board Member, Family Foundation of Virginia. Board of Governers, Reagan Ranch. Board Member, American Conservative Union. Advisory Board Member, Federalist Society. Former Secretary for Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia. Director of Cabinet Staff under Ronald Reagan. Senior Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, (1985-1986). Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (1987-1989). Former Political Director, American Conservative Union.

Dunlop was the American Conservative Union's political director during the 1970's, and had a series of federal jobs during the Reagan Administration. She is married to lobbyist George Dunlop whose former employer, Senator Jesse Helms, gave her away at their wedding. Dunlop was forced to resign from her former position as assistant secretary of fish, wildlife and parks at the US Department of the Interior in 1989 by Democrats and Republicans in Congress who "accused her of trying to politicize the civil service." Lauren Mintzmyer, who was National Park Service regional director in Denver at the time of the incident, said of Dunlop: "I didn't feel she had environmental motivations. She was very development oriented." [Washington Post, 1/24/94] At the 1998 Alliance for America Fly In for Freedom, Dunlop advoated private ownership of public land during a panel discussion on "Individuals, Liberty and the Environment." Alliance for America is the national umbrella organization for the "wise use" movement. Dunlop is the author of "Clearing the Air: How the People of Virginia Improved the State’s Air and Water Despite the EPA," published by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

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Call to Truth, Prudence and the Protection of the Poor: An Evangelical Response to Global Warming
Jointly sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, the panel featured noteworthy climate skeptics and others. Among the topics of discussion were "scientific, economic, ethical, and theological arguments against mandatory carbon-emissions reductions."
The relationship of Becky Norton Dunlop to the event: Host


National Wilderness Institute
Source: National Wilderness Institute website, 3/04

Heritage Foundation
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Source: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution website 5/04

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Landmark Legal Foundation
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Defenders of Property Rights
Source: Defenders of Property Rights website

Virginia Institute for Public Policy
Source: National Wilderness Institute website, 3/04

Lindenwood University
Source: Lindenwood University

Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Source: Heritage Foundation Press Release (2006)


National Wilderness Institute website, 3/04

Heritage Foundation website 4/04

Alexis de Tocqueville Institution website 5/04

Defenders of Property Rights website

Lindenwood University
The Institute for the Study of Economics and the Environment Economic Policy Lecture Series

Heritage Foundation Press Release (2006)