CEI Today: Shampoo scare, Bill Clinton book review, and the Pickens Payout Plan


Openmarket.org:Science Washes Hype about “Toxic” Shampoo Down the Drain


As environmentalists in America use unjustified scare tactics to demonize certain consumer products, CEI's Angela Logomasini highlights a case study in Canada, where regulators did the right thing:

Every now and then, government regulators manage to do something reasonable. Last week, the Canadians made a smart move by accepting hard science over hype related to a chemical used in personal care products, such as shampoo and skincare products. Canadian Environmental Ministers wanted to list it as a “toxic substance,” but two years after a scientific review, claims about the chemical’s alleged toxicity are washed away. > Read the full commenary on Openmarket.org

> Interview Angela Logomasini



Realclearpolicy.com -Bill Clinton's Too Spiteful to Help Govern

Bill Clinton, Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Alfred A. Knopf (New York), 2011, 208 pages, $23.95

When he was in the White House, Bill Clinton would famously spend hours talking over the fine details of policy with his advisers. He called these talks "the conversation," and it never quite ended, sometimes to his advisers' annoyance.

Over a decade later, his new book Back to Work shows that Clinton hasn't lost his appetite for policy details. The final chapter is primarily a list of 46 policy initiatives designed to get the economy back on track, covering everything from renewable energy to higher education. Earlier in the book, Clinton lists 71 government responsibilities under eight separate headings. He quickly adds, "Now, this is a very long list, though I've left many federal activities and programs off for the sake of brevity." Same old Clinton, for good and for bad.
> Read the full book review on Realclearpolicy.com

> Interview Ryan Young



Globalwarming.org: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

The front page of [Wednesday's] RealClearEnergy [featured] an illuminating juxtaposition: 

On the left column, there are six news stories about how the natural gas industry and other engines of capital investment are putting their own money into expanding the market for gas into the transportation sector.

On the right column, the first story is an oped by T. Boone Pickens, in favor of H.R. 1380, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (a.k.a., the NAT GAS Act, a.k.a.,  the “
T. Boone Pickens Earmark Bill,” a.k.a., the “Pickens-Your-Pocket Boondoggle Bill,” a.k.a. the “Billionaire’s Bailout,” a.k.a. the “Pickens Payout Plan”).
> View the contrast in headlines and the full commentary on Globalwarming.org


>Interview William Yeatman




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

-> Read Today's Decrees


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