J. Craig Green, P.E. is a Senior Fellow in Water Policy at the Independence Institute. He has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1975, and has run his own engineering consulting business since 1979. He has testified as an expert witness in water engineering and water rights cases dozens of times in his career, including State water courts, Federal district courts and condemnation hearings.

Mr. Green has been writing background papers, opinion editorials and other articles for the Independence Institute since 1990, addressing issues from the market origins of the Colorado water rights system to the economics of solar jobs and celebrating America's most original and important holiday, July 4th.

Mr. Green was an Air Force officer from 1969 to 1973 as a Space Systems Analyst, Spacetrack Radar Controller and teacher of Space Systems sciences, with a top secret security clearance. He has degrees in mechanical and civil engineering.


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October 5th, 2015
Note: An edited version of this article originally appeared in the Denver Post. This year marks the centennial of the adoption of Where the Columbines Grow as Colorado’s first official state song. Surprisingly, there is little public awareness of Columbines, despite the state legislature’s directive that it be “used on all appropriate occasions.” The neglect is [...]