CEI Today: Defending the AIG lawsuit?, more on the EPA Windsorgate scandal, and a dubious study on BPA chemical risk


Huffington Post: Matt Taibbi Sort of Defends AIG Shareholders' Lawsuit - for Good Reason


In a rant headlined, "Hank Greenberg Should Be Shot into Space for Suing the Government over the AIG Bailout," Taibbi calls Maurice "Hank" Greenberg -- AIG's CEO from 1968 to 2005 and current CEO of the financial services company Starr International that is filing the shareholder lawsuit -- "maybe the biggest douchebag of all time." But then comes the real shocker. Taibbi puts forth a partial defense of the reviled lawsuit. "Here's the funny thing about the lawsuit filed against the government," he writes. "It isn't all wrong. In fact, parts of it are quite on the mark."

Why is Taibbi defending the seemingly indefensible? Because he knows the real recipients of the federal government's "rescue" of AIG were not its shareholders, but his loathed "vampire squid," Goldman Sachs, as well as some of the largest banks in America and the world that were counterparties with AIG on risky mortgage bets. 
> View the full commentary at Huffingtonpost.com

> Inteview John Berlau



Fox News:
Attorney Chris Horner on Departing EPA Chief Lisa Jackson’s Secret Email Accounts: ‘Only Foreseeable Outcome Would Be to Subvert the Law’


America Live updated a story surrounding last month’s resignation of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who is said to have used alias email accounts in her communications with outside groups.

Critics have said the practice may have been used as a way to avoid Freedom of Information Act requests. > Watch the interview

> Interview Christopher Horner

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Openmarket.org: Dumb And Dumber BPA “Science”

Rationalizations to support claims that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) poses a real and serious health threat have gone from dumb to dumber! Even reputable researchers make their case by regularly citing one inconclusive study to suggest another inconclusive study is meaningful. But science doesn’t work that way.

A recent example comes from one of the authors of
yet another study on BPA using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). It suggests that BPA levels could contribute to heart and kidney disease.

[But] Why and how could a study with findings that are “at best hypothesis generating” strengthen an “unconfirmed” finding of another study?
  > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org


> Interview Angela Logomasini



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