CEI Today: EPA endangerment in court, the highway bill, and state AGs attack on Google


EPA’s Global Warming Juggernaut Challenged in Court This Week

EPA’s economically ruinous plans for regulating greenhouse gas emissions are being challenged in federal court this week by a broad array of states and private parties, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Science and Environmental Policy Project, and FreedomWorks.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday in a set of cases challenging EPA’s decision to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as pollutants under the Clean Air Act.  The court will also review a series of major EPA regulations based on that decision. > Read more about the case

> See commentary on EPA endangerment



Southbendtribune.com:A highway bill that everyone can hate

House Speaker John Boehner recently noted, "In the past, highways bills represented what was wrong with Washington: earmarks, endless layers of bureaucracy, wasted tax dollars and misplaced priorities."

He is correct that past highway bills have epitomized Washington's corrupt, unserious and inept standard operating procedure. Unfortunately, that same characterization also applies to the current highway bill now moving its way through the House.

The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act has the distinction of being the first highway bill to be hated by almost everybody. Fiscal conservatives, progressives, budget hawks, transit advocates and environmental activists have all called for its defeat.
> Read the full commentary on Southbendtribune.com

> Interview Marc Scribner



There they go again.  Attorneys General from 36 states fired off a letter to Google expressing deep concerns over the company's privacy policies.  CEI tech policy expert Ryan Radia commented on the matter to E-Commerce Times:


"This letter is pure saber rattling by the attorneys general. The notion that Google would change its forthcoming privacy policy in response to this letter is far-fetched."

The AGs didn't raise issues that are of legitimate concern to privacy advocates, such as reports that Google circumvents a mechanism in the Safari browser to disable tracking, Radia pointed out, "which makes it sound as though they aren't well informed about the true concerns."

> Interview Ryan Radia



Saturday, March 31

HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.

HAH can be
celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.

Join the HAH Facebook group.



Ten Thousand Commandments

By Wayne Crews

Welcome to The Other National Debt -- The Cost of Regulation

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