CEI Today: EPA targeting conservatives, unionization in Chattanooga, and solar panel nonsense

WINDSORGATE - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

Fox News: EPA accused of singling out conservative groups, amid IRS scandal

 

It's not just the IRS. A second federal agency is facing a probe and accusations of political bias over its alleged targeting of conservative groups.

The allegations concern the Environmental Protection Agency, which is being accused of trying to charge conservative groups fees while largely exempting liberal groups. The fees applied to Freedom of Information Act requests -- allegedly, the EPA waived them for liberal groups far more often than it did for conservative ones.
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UNIONIZATION - MATT PATTERSON

The Chattanooga Times Free Press: Union Invasion: UAW Targets Tennessee


The UAW has its heart set on organizing Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant, which employs several thousand and supports thousands more throughout the Southeast.

Looking at the long term, industry-wide trend, it’s fairly clear that UAW-imposed labor costs contributed significantly to the financial ruin of the once-great Detroit auto industry. Citizens of Chattanooga should be aware that the UAW already successfully organized a Volkswagen plant, and the results were disastrous.
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SOLAR PANELS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: The Inanity of the Global Solar Panel Market


The Wall Street Journal gave a fascinating
snapshot of the stupidity of the global solar market. Manufacturers in China are OFFERING to raise prices. They aren’t colluding to make more money; rather, they are voluntarily raising prices against their better judgment. Why? Because EU officials are threatening to raise prices by slapping tariffs on imports of Chinese solar panels. > Read more


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CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

FEATURING

THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL


JUNE 20, 2013

 


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CEI OnPoint: Reducing Passenger Rail Costs

The FRA's Outmoded Safety Regulations Should Be Repealed, By David Edmondson, Marc Scribner

American passenger railways are forbidden from purchasing trains in the most cost-effective manner possible.
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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 


This year 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