CEI Today: Small business regulation, regulating microwave ovens, and opposing Obama energy nominee

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In the News Today

SMALL BUSINESS REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

 

Openmarket.org: Congress to Mark Up Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Bill

Congress should examine rules affecting small business as part of a broader economic liberalization agenda. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act is one opportunity.

On Wednesday the 18th, the House of Representatives Committee on Small Business,
chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-M0.), will mark up that bill, H.R. 2542. It was introduced by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.).


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OBAMA REGS ON "SOCIAL COST" OF CARBON - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Conservation standards for microwave ovens


Maybe you didn’t know your microwave oven is destroying the planet when you’re not even using it! The only permanent cure for this problem would be to ban microwave ovens — along with dish washers, automobiles, and other appurtenances of modern life. But since DOE can’t do that, it will do the next best thing — put your appliances on a diet.  > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

OPPOSING OBAMA'S ENERGY NOMINEE

FERC Nominee Ron Binz's Colorado Record Should Serve as Warning


A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Colorado-based Independence Institute explains why President Obama's controversial nominee to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Ronald Binz, is a problem. The two groups strongly oppose the nomination. > Read more

See also: Top Obama energy nominee Ron Binz asked oil company employees for confirmation help


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CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling
Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko


There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader
Converting the unconvertible


To the libertarians and conservatives out there trying to get heard in policy debates and gain new adherents, we can agree we’re on to something—we have a winning narrative. It’s intellectual and emotive. It’s about an enterprising society being a peaceful society. It’s about embracing a bit of humility to acknowledge we don’t have answers to every problem and ensuring not every problem be addressed from a bully pulpit.