CEI Weekly: Obama Launches Weak Deregulation Initiative

Friday, August 26, 2011



Feature: Obama plans to cut the compliance costs of federal regulations by $10 billion over five years.

FEATURED STORY: Obama Launches Weak Deregulation Initiative


This week, the Obama administration announced plans to reform government regulation on a scale that would save businesses a projected $10 billion over five years. CEI experts responded by commending the spirit of the initiative while pointing out that $2 billion per year in proposed deregulatory cuts barely touches the staggering $1.7 trillion regulatory burden. Read CEI's statement on the initiative here.







Bureaucrats Have Gone Rogue

Marlo Lewis' blog post in The New York Times' Room for Debate


MrFuddleSticks, the Renton Police Department, and Online Civil Liberties

Nicole Ciandella and Ryan Radia's op-ed in The Seattle Times


Let's Put a Stop to the War on Salt

Luke Pelican and Jacque Otto's op-ed on FoxNews.com


Beware the Environmentalists' Left-Wing Agenda

Marlo Lewis' radio interview on One News Now


WaPo Gets its Pinocchio on For Dishonest 'Warming' Attack on Perry

Chris Horner's op-ed on BigGovernment


Louisiana Saying No to Renewable Energy Mandates

William Yeatman's citation in The Pelican Post


$500,000 of Green for the Greens, Red for the Rest of Us

Chris Horner's citation on RedState


Is Business Choking on Red Tape?

Wayne Crews' citation on Wall Street Pit








August 25, 2011: Mr. Fuddlesticks


Mr. Fuddlesticks is an anonymous YouTube user who posted embarrassing videos about the Renton, Washington police department. They convinced a judge to let them request Mr. Fuddlesticks’ personal information

from Google, YouTube’s parent company. While the charges were eventually dropped, Research Associate Nicole Ciandella thinks this highlights a major problem in applying telephone-era laws to the Internet era.