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Jan222013

CEI Today: TSA body scanners, BPA chemical scare tactics, new global warming report, and the week in regulation 

TSA BODY SCANNERS - MARC SCRIBNER

Openmarket.org: TSA’s Body Scanner Shuffle Continues, Agency Still Flouts The Law On Body Scanners

 

A great deal of news coverage today has been given to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) decision to remove backscatter X-ray strip-search machines from U.S. airports and to replace them with millimeter wave full-body scanners, with many outlets implying that this is somehow a major win for travelers and those concerned about effective air security and privacy rights. This analysis, however, ignores the bigger underlying issues, as well as recent TSA policy.  > View the full commentary at Openmarket.org


> Inteview Marc Scribner

BPA & CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Problematic Green Advice On Reusable Bottles

Green activists pushed hard to get reusable metal bottles to replace disposable bottled water and plastic containers made with BPA.  But, as CEI's Angela Logomasini explains, that created some unintended consequences:

A real and verifiable health problem has resulted from these reusable metal bottles: children have trapped their tongues in them because of a vacuum effect related to the rigid container. A recent New York Daily News
article reports on one case of a young girl who suffered these effects. > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org

 

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

GLOBAL WARMING - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org:
Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.: Sober Analysis, Cool Graphics

 

Pat and Chip’s draft report, titled Addendum: Climate Change Impacts in the United States, is a sober antidote to the climate fear-mongering patronized by the Obama administration, mainstream media, the U.N., corporate rent seekers, and the green movement. Among the best features are the numerous graphics.


Let’s begin with the scariest part of Al Gore’s “planetary emergency”: sea-level rise. Is the rate of sea-level rise dangerously accelerating? No. Over the 20th century, there was considerable decadal variation in the rate of sea-level rise but no long-term trend.  > View the full commentary at Globalwarming.org

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 


More in the news...

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week In Regulation

This week in the world of regulation:

  • Last week, 54 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. This is up from 52 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation precisely every 3 hours and 7 minutes — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • All in all, 134 final rules have been published in the Federal Register this year.

 

 

   

 

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