Press Releases

Energy Lawsuit Wastes Taxpayer Money | 9/23/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020   Energy Lawsuit Wastes Taxpayer Money   NEWARK, DE - David Stevenson, Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy at the Caesar Rodney Institute, responds to a lawsuit that is wasting taxpayer m...[read more]

US Senate Refrigerant Bill Not Cool | 9/11/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2020   US Senate Refrigerant Bill Not Cool   NEWARK, DE - David Stevenson, Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy at the Caesar Rodney Institute, has responded to the new federal legislation that is being ...[read more]

COVID-19 Lockdowns Impact on Ozone Pollution | 6/18/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2020 NEWARK, DE - David Stevenson, Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy at the Caesar Rodney Institute, has released a study revealing how much ozone is manmade and how much is just nature.     "High levels ...[read more]


The Caesar Rodney Institute announces Matt Lenzini as new Board Chair   (Newark, DE) - The Caesar Rodney Institute has announced that the Board has elected Matt Lenzini as their new Board Chair. Matt brings seasoned experience to the organization, including being a contributor to the org...[read more]

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. of the Heritage Foundation joins CRI Advisory Council | 10/12/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNOUNCING NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER   WILMINGTON, DE, October 12, 2018 -- The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is pleased to announce Edwin J. Feulner Jr., PhD has joined CRI’s Advisory Council. Dr. Feulner is the founder and former president of the Her...[read more]

The Bloom scam | 8/6/2018

Laid lays out the facts about Bloom Energy in the Washington Times.

CRI Will Continue its FOIA Request | 3/3/2015

CRI has joined a Freedom of Information Act request for disclosure of sources of grants given to University of Delaware Professor John Byrne for his work on climate change. Those paying attention to these issues will notice that our request merely followed in the footsteps of a request for similar...[read more]

New Personnel Changes Announcement | 10/21/2014

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Caesar Rodney Institute, I am delighted to announce that Dr. John E. Stapleford has been appointed as President of CRI. As many of you know, in addition to his career as an economist on the faculty at the University of Delaware and with Moody's, John ...[read more]

Delaware's disappearing labor force | 10/14/2014

The Liberty Foundation of Oklahoma ( today released data on the labor force participation rates from 1999 through 2013 for all states. The trends in Delaware are disturbing (see attached).   The participation in the labor force by Delaware residents has been on a lo...[read more]

Lawsuit Against Colin O'Mara and DNREC Can Proceed | 10/3/2014

Georgetown- The changes DNREC proposed under then-Secretary Colin O'Mara, also a named defendant, would substantially increase electric bills in Delaware.   The Judge held that the Plaintiffs, led by the David T. Stevenson, the Caesar Rodney Institute's Policy Director of the C...[read more]

To Drill or Not to Drill? | 9/16/2014

A new study says Delaware can benefit from offshore drilling with minimal environmental impact, WILMINGTON- A new study by Dr. Timothy Considine, Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics, in conjunction with the Interstate Policy Alliance, published on the merits of offshore drilling should ac...[read more]

New Poll Shows 82 Percent of Delawareans Support Right to Work | 8/12/2014

Contact: Samuel Friedman Communications Director (302) 273-0080   Poll Headlines National Employee Freedom Week’s Grassroots Campaign to Educate Union Employees about their Rights   Newark- Eighty-two percent of Delawareans support allowing union emplo...[read more]

March 13, 2013 - SAVE THE DATE | 12/3/2012

The Caesar Rodney Institute will be celebrating its Fifth Anniversary at our Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Wilmington Country Club, Greenville, Delaware.  Please mark your calendar and plan to share this special event with us!  In...[read more]

Luncheon with Dr. Matthew Ladner | 7/20/2012

CRI and the Center for Excellence in Education is pleased to invite you to our first in a series of conversations about improving literacy in Delaware.   Dr. Matthew Ladner, a nationally recognized leader in education renewal, will share his experience with successful programs that have...[read more]

Christopher Casscells, MD to lead Center for Health Care Policy | 7/3/2012

The Caesar Rodney Institute is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Christopher D. Casscells as Director of the Center for Health Care Policy. CRI made filling this position a high priority after realizing the need to explain sound health care policies to the public in the wake of the Affordab...[read more]

Lawsuit Filed against Governor Markell, Public Service Commission | 6/20/2012

DOVER, DE - Cause of Action, a Washington D.C.-based legal advocacy group, has filed suit today in US Federal Court, District of Delaware, against Governor Jack Markell and five members of the Delaware Public Service Commission. The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI), a Delaware-based non-partisan t...[read more]

Battle With Bloom over, War not over yet | 6/14/2012

Yesterday, the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board voted to uphold Secretary O'Mara's decision to grant Bloom Energy the right to build their Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, called Bloom Boxes, on nine acres of land near the coastal zone.  Bloom Energy says their boxes will be good for the en...[read more]

Who is Ilya Shapiro? | 3/6/2012

Who is Ilya Shapiro? Why Should You Care?             What if someone told you that you have to buy size large seersucker pants?             But maybe you aren’t a large, ma...[read more]

Invitation to CRI's Fourth Annual Dinner | 3/2/2012

Does America have a government of laws or men? Is Obamacare bigger than Roe v. Wade?   March 14, 2012 Wilmington Country Club Reception - 6:15pm, Dinner - 7:00pm Caesar Rodney Institute 4th Anniversary Celebration   “I am willing to debate any one, anytime, anywhere, on the c...[read more]

Delaware's Renewable Energy Mandate Will Damage State Economy | 5/16/2011

With one of the highest renewable energy mandates in the nation, Delaware businesses and residents can expect big losses in economic investment, jobs and income, according to a study released jointly today by American Tradition Institute and the Caesar Rodney Institute. The st...[read more]


The state of Delaware can realize significant savings and improve the accuracy of its prevailing wage data by shifting from using Delaware Department of Labor’s prevailing wage survey data for state construction projects to wage data collected semi-annually by the DDOL under contract to the U....[read more]

Newly elected CRI Board Member, Joseph Oddo | 3/22/2010

The Caesar Rodney Institute is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the measured improvement in the quality of life, the degree of individual liberty, and opportunity for personal fulfillment for all Delawareans. Mr. Barrett Kidner, CRI Chairman and CEO, recently elected a n...[read more]

School District Transparency Web site Launched | 10/19/2009 will improve access to information about Delaware’s public schools.   DOVER – The Caesar Rodney Institute today launched,, a user-friendly Web site that allows all Delawareans to know just how the state’s school districts...[read more]

Caesar Rodney Institute Launches Transparency Web Site | 7/7/2009 unveiled in effort to increase accountability in government through a user-friendly, searchable online database of state government spending.   DOVER – In recent years the calls for improving accountability and transparency in Delaware’s state government have in...[read more]

Caesar Rodney Institute Hires Investigative Reporter Lee Williams | 6/24/2009

WILMINGTON -- In keeping with its mandate to bring transparency and accountability to state and local government, the Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) announces that former News Journal investigative reporter Lee Williams has joined CRI as investigative reporter and media director.    &ldqu...[read more]