CEI Today: Suing EPA, debating climate change, and separation of water and state

SUING EPA - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

CEI Sues for EPA Nominee Text Messages on Dates She Testified Before Congress

Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed suit in federal court to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to turn over text message records of Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for Air and President Obama’s choice to head the Agency. (View the complaint)

The suit, filed as the full Senate prepares to take up McCarthy’s nomination in July, seeks text message records for 18 specific dates on which McCarthy testified before Congress.

EPA provides certain employees with PDAs and text messaging capability as an option to email. But it seems EPA has yet to ever turn over text message transcripts, according to CEI discussions with frequent FOIA requesters and congressional investigators.
 > Read more


> Interview Chris Horner

CLIMATE CHANGE - MARLO LEWIS

Panel Debates the Impact of Human Action on Climate Change


Anchor Mike Walter moderates a heated discussion between Michael Dorsey, a visiting fellow at Wesleyan University, and Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at CEI, on the idea that human action is playing a role in climate change.  > View the debate on YouTube


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

SEPARATION OF WATER AND STATE - WAYNE CREWS

How to Have Enough Water for Everybody

 

CEI's Wayne Crews called for the separation of water and state when he testified before the Water and Power Subcommittee in the House of Representatives (hearing linked here). The concern was water availability and federal funding for for research and development in desalinating (de-salting) seawater and brackish water for human consumption or use in irrigation or industry.


Crews argued against the funding and pointed out that water shortages are almost always rooted in poor pricing for water. Without market pricing, scarcities and havoc will rule. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

FEATURING

THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL


JUNE 20, 2013

 


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The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research

Presents


"Regulation and Competition in the Digital Economy"

Panel and Luncheon
featuring CEI's Ryan Radia


Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Location:
2103 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC


For more information or to RSVP please contact

Steve Pociask

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 


May marks the publication of the 20th anniversary edition of the CEI’s annual survey of the federal regulatory state, Ten Thousand Commandments.  cei.org/10kc


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> See also: Wall Street Journal editorial, Red Tape Record Breakers

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Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship

CEI offers a one-year fellowship for journalists seeking to improve their knowledge of the principles of free markets and limited government. 

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