CEI Today: EPA carbon regs increase emissions, spending cuts for Pelosi, and farm worker (non)unionization

Thursday, September 26, 2013
In the News Today


Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard May INCREASE CO2 Emissions!


The Obama administration’s major new plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions appears to have a major flaw: It would increase carbon dioxide emissions. Talk about an unintended consequence! > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


White House Carbon Caps: Boon Or Bust for the Economy?
Experts Debate Impact Of Coal Power Regulations

The US EPA proposed limits on carbon emissions from new fossil fuel power plants last Friday, and this week, supporters and critics are lining up with their take on the announcement and how the new rules would affect the American economy.

William Yeatman (YAYT-man), policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says he’s worried about the impact of the new regulations on the economy, in part because existing carbon reduction technologies have not been tested on a large scale. > Read more


No More Budget Cuts to Make? Seriously?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that Republican efforts to rein in government spending are pointless because there is nothing left to cut in the almost $4 trillion-per-year- federal budget.

“The cupboard is bare,” said Pelosi. “There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that. We cannot have cuts just for the sake of cuts.”

First, the cupboard is indeed bare, but not in the way Pelosi means. Americans’ cupboards, where they keep food and savings and dreams for the future, are running close to bare because more and more of our resources are going to finance programs that just “can’t” be cut. > Read more

> Interview an expert


Farm Workers Resist Union Representation

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Labor Relations Board show that less than 10 percent of employees actually voted for their union representation. This happens because, under federal labor law, private-sector unions do not have to stand for reelection. The only way for employees to displace a union is through a rigorous decertification process. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs



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

Phrases and concepts that come straight from the free enterprise playbook—fiscal hawk, job creator, and venture capitalist—are clearly appropriated to promote increased government spending and intervention. > In Name Only

Sopot, Poland

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

Featuring CEIregulatory reform expert, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.