Milton Russell Addendum
This addendum includes records such as letters, conference papers, speeches, and other records related to energy policy, Climate Change, and enviornmental health risks.
The material in this collection is in English.
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Papers, speeches, and other material from the three times Milton Russell was involved in government roles. The first involvement was in the 1960s, when Russell was involved with the Federal Power Commission. These materials relate to natural gas pricing, utility regulation, and pipeline pricing. The second group of papers come from Russell's appointment on the Council of Economic Advisors in the 1970s. He advised the White House on oil and natural gas industry at a time when there was a shortage of those resources. The third group of papers comes from Russell's 1983 position as an assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency. As a government consultant, Russell provided environmental and ecological analysis.
Milton Russell (b. October 28, 1933, Corpus Christi, TX) received his bachelor's degree from the Texas College of Arts and Industries in 1955, and his M.A. (1957) and Ph.D. (1963) from the University of Oklahoma. He was Professor of Economics at Southern Illinois from 1964 to 1977, and also taught at Iowa State University, Texas Christian University and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1960s and early 1970s. Russell worked for Resources for the Future (a research institution focusing on the environment) from 1976 to 1983, directing the organization's Center for Energy Policy Research for the final four of those years. In 1983, Russell was appointed Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked primarily to develop procedures for a risk-based approach to environmental management. He held this post until 1987, when he became Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. From 1992 to 1996, Russell was Director of the Joint Institute for Energy and Environment (JIEE). He is now a Senior Fellow of the JIEE and Professor Emeritus of the Economics Department at the University of Tennessee