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CEI Today: New EPA regs for power plants, DC mayor vetoes Walmart wage bill, and companies cave to Greens

Friday, September 13, 2013
In the News Today

NEW EPA REGS FOR POWER PLANTS - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: EPA Carbon ‘Pollution’ Rule to Require Carbon Capture and Storage for New Coal Power Plants

Next week the EPA is expected to issue its revised greenhouse gas (GHG) performance standards for new coal- and gas-fired power plants, also known as the Carbon ‘Pollution’ Rule. In addition, in 2014 the EPA is expected to adopt “guidelines” for controlling GHG emissions from existing power plants.


This morning in my in-box, I received an unattributed analysis of the revised Carbon ‘Pollution’ Rule. The analysis is in my opinion completely sound and leaves no doubt the EPA is still aggressively waging regulatory warfare on coal electric generation and, thus, on affordable energy. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

JOBS FOR DC - RYAN YOUNG, IVAN OSORIO

D.C. Mayor Rightly Vetoes Union-Backed Wage Bill

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a union-backed bill that would have levied an especially high minimum wage on Wal-Mart—and Wal-Mart alone. Although the legislation’s wording seems to apply to all large retailers, it defined them so only Wal-Mart would have been affected by the law.  The City Council does not appear to have the votes to override the veto, but labor unions supporting the bill are likely to make a major push for its override.  CEI analysts Ryan Young and Ivan Osorio praised the mayor’s bold move. > Read more


> Interview an expert

 

CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Green Market Pressure Takes Toll on Consumer Choice

When environmentalists don’t have the political power to regulate away consumer choice, they sometimes can get industry to do the job for them. Most recently, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) has decided to phase out the chemical triclosan, which has been used in a wide range of soap products to reduce risks from bacteria. P&G’s announcement follows other dumb triclosan phase outs that Colgate Palmolive (2011) and Johnson and Johnson (2012) have already begun.

It may be true that tricolsan isn’t perfect for every product in every application, but the irrational fears generated by the hype lead industry to go overboard and fail to defend their products. They don’t understand that you can’t appease environmentalists, who take an “all-or-nothing” approach, with heavy emphasis on the nothing. 
> Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

 

    

 

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

No bipartisanship, please


We’ve heard it a million times: What Washington needs is more bipartisanship, more cooperation among the parties … like the old days. To which I say: Bah, humbug.

SUNDAY, 7:30AM ET

WUSA 9, Washington, DC


CEI's Myron Ebell discusses Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz.

Tune into Platts Energy Week with Bill Loveless on WUSA 9.

 




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