CEI Today: Surprising EPA admission, Obama FERC nominee accused of misleading, and stealth new Labor Dept regulations

Thursday, September 19, 2013
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA GLOBAL WARMING REGS - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA Admits Obama Global Warming Regs Unrelated to Actual Climate Change

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy admitted in testimony before Congress yesterday that the Obama administration's new carbon emissions regulations are unrelated to actual climate change.

"The indicators on the [EPA's own] website are broad global indicators. . .of impacts associated with climate change," McCarthy told Rep. Mike Pompeo. "They are not performance requirements or impacts related to any particular act." 
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OPPOSING OBAMA'S ENERGY NOMINEE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: President Obama’s FERC Nominee Ron Binz Derailed by Truthiness


President Obama’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominee Ron Binz was caught in a tangle of contradictions during his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For starters, Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) suggested that Binz misled her during a previous face to face meeting.

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


> Interview William Yeatman

 

MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME REGS - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: DOL Finalizes Companionship Rule


With little notice, on September 17, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez finalized a rule to extend the Fair Labor Standards Act–minimum wage and overtime protections–to nearly 2 million direct care providers. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

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.