CEI Today: White House polar vortex, Clinton vs Obama red tape, driverless cars, and more

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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CEI Lawsuit Targets White House Polar Vortex Documents


Wednesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), seeking documents related to that agency’s controversial video, The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes. 

“If this video really represented Dr. Holdren’s personal opinion, then it’s bad enough that OSTP spent taxpayer dollars to produce and post it on the White House web site,” said CEI general counsel Sam Kazman stated. “But for the agency to refuse to disclose documents related to the video in order to protect what it claims are internal deliberations is doubly ridiculous.
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> Interview Sam Kazman


How Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Has Grown since President Clinton

How have paperwork hours have changed over the past decade-plus of data collected under the Paperwork Reduction Act?

In President Bill Clinton’s last year, 2000, there were an estimated 7.361 billion hours of paperwork burden (of course, fiscal year 2001 had been underway a few months by the time Clinton left office).

Since that time, paperwork burdens have grown 28 percent to 9.453 billion in the current 2014 Information Collection Budget (which depicts fiscal year 2013). > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


New Jersey's Driverless Car Bill: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee in a unanimous vote reported S734, a bill that would recognize the legality of autonomous vehicle testing and operations in New Jersey. While we should appreciate [the] intent to promote automated vehicle development in New Jersey, it contains a number of problems.  > Read more

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