CEI Today: Detroit -> Chattanooga, Suing the NSA, and CDC wrong on salt


Chattanooga Times Free Press: UAW slammed at forum on labor organization efforts at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen factory


Matt Patterson of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., left, looks up at a screen displaying his talking points Thursday during a public meeting at the Embassy Suites in East Brainerd. The meeting, put on by Citizens for Free Markets, was related to efforts to set up a works council and United Auto Workers union representation at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant. Also seated at the front table are Don Jackson, center, former VW executive, and Mark West, right, of the Chattanooga Tea Party and president of Citizens for Free Markets. > Read more


> Interview Matt Patterson



Openmarket.org: Bad Science: CDC Forced to Reverse its Recommendations on Salt

For years, public health advocates, politicians, and government agencies such as the FDA, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been cajoling Americans to cut their salt intake and pressuring food makers to comply with salt-reduction programs.  Agencies recommended we cut sodium consumption to less than 2,300 mg a day. In May, the CDC was forced to admit this advice was wrong as well. A report commissioned by the CDC and conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies found no evidence to support this previous advice.  > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton






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July 18, 2013: NSA Gets Sued

In the wake of the NSA’s spying scandal, several groups are filing a lawsuit challenging the NSA. CEI's Ryan Radia shares many of the suit’s criticisms of the NSA, and adds a few.

EPA Failure on Deadlines

The EPA has routinely failed to comply with statutory deadlines established for three core Clean Air Act programs and, more often than not, now promulgates regulations almost six years after established deadlines, according to a new CEI study. > Read more