CEI Today: Obama EPA war on coal, food stamp reform, and Europe's problems

Monday, September 23, 2013
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA GLOBAL WARMING REGS


New EPA Rule Could Mean End of Coal-Fired Plants in US

 

If the carbon dioxide emissions standard for power plants proposed by the EPA last week is enacted, the United States will have built its final coal-fired power plant.


The proposed standard for new electric plants would, for the first time, place uniform national limits on the amount of carbon dioxide future coal and natural gas power plants are allowed to emit. It would mandate use of carbon capture and sequestration technology for coal plants that is not commercially available and will be extremely expensive even if it does become available in future decades. > Read more


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FOOD STAMP REFORM - FRAN SMITH

Openmarket.org: House Passes Separate Food Stamp Bill Later Today


The House last week voted to cut nearly $40 billion from food stamps over 10 years. That's about 5 percent of the total program expenses. Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi claimed Republicans were voting to take “food out of the mouths of babes.” But CEI's Fran Smith says the House-passed bill is an effort to make most but much-needed reforms in food stamp programs.

 

Reforms, if they now survive conference committee, would include work requirements and tightening up some of the loose eligibility requirements of the states. > Read more


> Interview Fran Smith

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
Sopot, Poland


WHERE TO NOW, EUROPE? HOW TO RENEW THE OLD CONTINENT? | A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

Economic architecture of a new Europe. How to make institutions, governance and regulations to foster long-lasting growth?

  • What initiatives can unlock the dormant potential of Europeans, and ... innovation and competitiveness of the EU’s economy?
  • What should be the aim of regulations in times when the economy has come to a halt?
  • How to manage the long-term development of finances and energetics so that they support growth on the continent?

Host: Jacek Krawiec – President of the Board, PKN ORLEN S.A., Poland

Panellists include CEI regulatory reforme expert, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.


> Interview Wayne Crews

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 AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

September 20, 2013: The EPA’s Latest Attempt to Ban Coal

A proposed rule issued today by the EPA would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants from being built. According to William Yeatman, Assistant Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, the consequences would be disastrous.