>>CEI Blasts Antitrust Lawsuit Against Intel
CEI's Ryan Radia criticized New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and his groundless antitrust case again Intel. Radia accuses Cuomo of "using his authority to make headlines at consumers’ expense," and "[delaying] innovation in the computer chip market." Read the full news release here.
>>CEI Decries Sen. Boxer's Disregard in Passing Cap-and-Trade Bill Through Committee
Refusing to wait for a complete analysis of the economic impacts of S. 1733 (the Clean Energy Jobs and American Security Act), Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer rammed the bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee. CEI discusses what may have caused Boxer to disregard the Senate committee rule that requires at least two members of the minority party to be present.
>>CEI's Myron Ebell was quoted in USA Today on a survey of economists' opinions on climate agreements to limit global warming.
>>Shaping the Debate
Iain Murray's quote in the Washington Examiner
Wayne Crews and Ryan Young's op-ed in the American Spectator
Greg Conko and Kevin Hilferty's op-ed in the Investor's Business Daily
Ryan Young's op-ed in the Heartland Institute
>>Best of the Blogs
by Hans Bader
Two EPA lawyers criticized the cap-and-trade energy bill passed by the House as a scam, noting in The Washington Post that it will be manipulated to profit politically connected corporations and reward certain kinds of pollution, while not cutting greenhouse gas emissions. A similar scheme enacted in Europe in the name of fighting global warming enriched polluters, while not reducing emissions, which actually rose faster in most of Europe than in the U.S.
by Elizabeth Jacobson
The Motion Picture Association of America has come out against net neutrality… sort of. In its filing with the FCC late last week, the MPAA reminded the commission of the importance of content companies in driving new infrastructure technologies, and claims that protecting these content companies (i.e. forcing ISPs to filter out file-sharers) is vital for the future health of the internet.
>>Liberty Week Podcast
We start with the looming off-year elections, the unexpected lack of tropical storms and a cash for kids scandal in Pennsylvania. We finish with the fall of a spam king and the swine that didn’t squeal.
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