CEI Today: Anti-pesticide campaigns, 2013 record-setting regs, and the upcoming global warming case

Monday, December 30, 2013
In the News Today


The Washington Times: Why anti-pesticide campaigns do unintended harm


Black spots on roses and flea bites on kittens; blight fallen petals and overwrought Britons. These are just a few unfavorable things associated with “green” attacks on pesticides.

While pesticides have risks that must be managed, they also provide important benefits to farmers, gardeners and consumers. These benefits are being lost in a politically correct sea of regulations and blind support for everything “organic.”

News stories have begun to highlight just some of the problems associated with a foolhardy fear of pesticides. Let’s start with a very unfavorable thing: black-widow spiders are increasingly finding a home among organically grown grapes. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini



Openmarket.org: A New Year of Regulation: Obama’s Record-Setting Federal Register


As 2013 draws to a close, President Obama is delivering to America another record-setting Federal Register, this one to be the third highest unless the last day of the year brings an even greater deluge than I expect.

But there’s more: Of the five highest-ever page counts since the Register first appeared in 1936, four now belong to Obama. (George W. Bush’s final year, 2008, was once the record-holder at 79,435.) > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews



Globalwarming.org: Supreme Court Global Warming Case: Does EPA Permitting of Greenhouse Gases ‘Deform’ the Statute?


In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, seven parties are petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources through the Clean Air Act’s “prevention of significant deterioration” (PSD) preconstruction permit program and Title V operating permit program.

UARG v. EPA is a very big deal.
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> Inteview Marlo Lewis




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