Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Jay Lehr, Ph.D., science director at the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, is available for on-air comment as the story of the disaster in Japan continues to develop. Dr. Lehr is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on more than three dozen occasions, and has consulted for nearly every agency of the federal government and with many foreign countries. He is the author or coauthor of 30 books, including the Encyclopedia of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Energy, slated for release this spring.
After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in Geological Engineering, he went on to receive the nation’s first Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from the University of Arizona.