CEI Today: 100 people to watch, gov't stonewalling, Big Sugar, and pesticide politics

Thursday, August 8, 2013
In the News Today

100 People to Watch This Fall


Christopher Horner Senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Horner, an attorney, conservative analyst and activist and political bomb-thrower, has drawn attention for recent lawsuits seeking more transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Unhappy Anniversary: A Year of Treasury Department Stonewalling


Today marks one year since the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed two Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from the Department of Treasury discussing its thoughts, plans and collaborators on a possible carbon tax.

CEI has
experienced just how difficult it can be to extract documents, even those critical to public understanding and judgment on a debate of enormous economic consequence, from an agency that senses those documents would harm a cause and/or cast it in a bad light.  > Read more

> Interview Chris Horner


Daily Caller: Is ‘zero for zero’ a sugar industry ploy?


There is growing support for reforming the sugar program from both the left and right. The sugar lobby has responded not by negotiating an end to its special privileges but by seeking to rally around the flag and bash Brazil. And they’ve enlisted a few groups with little experience in agricultural policy to sign on to their agenda. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith


Daily Caller: Humans pay the price for anti-pesticide policies

With each passing year, regulators and lawmakers continue to restrict use of valuable tools that local public health officials need to fight dangerous pest-transmitted diseases. As their arsenal gets smaller, we can expect that more people will get sick. > Read more

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> Interview Angela Logomasini






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Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The USDA not only requires licenses for dairy imports, it also imposes tariffs and quotas. The goal is to financially benefit dairy farmers, though a side effect is higher prices and less choice for consumers.