CEI Today: Enviro-scare on breast cancer, a deal on regulation, and ending the ethanol corn mandate

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Openmarket.org: Enviro Scare Tactics Undermine Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

October is “breast cancer awareness month” thanks to a collaborative campaign arranged by public and private groups united in the mission to fight breast cancer. Their educational efforts can save lives by promoting early detection and healthy lifestyle choices. Yet environmental activists and media are using this campaign as an excuse to scare women about chemicals, and unintentionally, divert their attention from truly useful information, such as the importance of regular breast exams and a healthy diet. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

A DEAL ON REGULATION - COLEY JACKSON

Washington Times: Regulatory scrutiny must be part of a deal

We all know how this is going to end. A deal will be made. Both sides will claim victory. Their bases will claim they sold out. And the government will reopen. It is often the side deals in these negotiations that end up making the most lasting impact. The sequester, for instance, was a side deal — a throw-in by a president who never expected it to come to pass. And, in this case, the side deal tradition gives Republicans an opportunity.

 

That opportunity is the REINS Act — Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny. It passed the House earlier this year with bipartisan support, only to be ignored by the Senate. It would require Congress to vote on any new regulation that has an economic impact of more than $100 million per year.  >Read more


> Interview Coley Jackson
 

 

CORN ETHANOL MANDATE - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Odd Bedfellow Coalition Blasts "Havoc" Caused by Corn Ethanol Mandate

 

An odd-bedfellow coalition of agriculture, engine manufacturer, food retail, environment, hunger, taxpayer, and free-market public interest groups are asking the House Energy & Commerce Committee to ensure that any legislation proposed to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) address the “havoc that the corn ethanol mandate” has imposed on a “multitude of stakeholder interests.” > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

    

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

OBAMA, FATHER OF ALL CZARS

Creating White House-approved authorities on science would only further politicize a field that is far too politicized already.  > Read more