CEI Today: EPA secret email, Obamacare rates, and Big Green impact on food prices, availability

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
In the News Today


Associated Press: EPA urged to update rules on secret email accounts

Chris Horner, the senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute credited with uncovering the Windsor email account, said it was a mistake for the inspector general to rely exclusively on statements by senior EPA officials to explain their motives for using personal email accounts for official business. He said the inspector general should have relied on "documentary evidence as opposed to the most conflicted parties imaginable." > Read more

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Openmarket.org: Obamacare Quadruples Rates for Some, Subsidizes Some Wealthy Who Retired Early

Due to Obamacare, North Carolina “will see individual-market” health insurance rates “triple for women, and quadruple for men.”

In Tennessee, Obamacare will triple men’s premiums, and double women’s, in the market for individual health insurance.  Nationally, Obamacare will increase men’s premiums by 99 percent, and women’s by 62%.

Meanwhile, some wealthy early retirees have figured out how to qualify for Obamacare subsidies at taxpayer expense.  They do this by living on tax-free income and deferring their receipt of taxable income—an option not available to people who have to work for a living. 
> Read more

> Interview Hans Bader



Openmarket.org: Green Policies Translate Into Less Food, Higher Prices

Thanks to misguided bureaucracy and fear mongering from environmental activists, myriad valuable products are disappearing from the marketplace. Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, and Johnson and Johnson are leading the way by following green advice to phase out a host of valuable chemical technologies because of misinformed green hype. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini




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CEI President Lawson Bader

A final blow in the
War on Coal?

President Obama seems more concerned about the demands of his environmentalist supporters, who will implement their anti-carbon agenda at any cost. >Read more

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Genetically Modified Foods:
Truth about Labeling

Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko