CEI Today: Chemical spill, EPA secret emails, and union agenda on minimum wage

Friday, February 14, 2014
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: TSCA Reform Won’t Reduce Chemical Spill Risks

The January 9 chemical spill in West Virginia, which temporarily contaminated the Charleston drinking water supply, has rekindled a debate related to federal chemical regulation. Clearly, this case — and another spill that occurred this week in West Virginia — demonstrates the failure to properly implement the many emergency planning and prevention laws and programs already on the books. And this is a problem that state regulators and policymakers there need to address. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

> Follow Safe Chemical Policy on Twitter


Latest Senate Report Supports CEI Findings: EPA Officials Continue to Use Secret Email Accounts

Thursday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a report affirming the widespread use of private email accounts among senior Environmental Protection Agency officials, findings first revealed in a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and related litigation. The report raises serious concerns about the EPA’s compliance with FOIA and congressional oversight requests, and about the EPA Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) previous investigation into the issue. > Read more


> Interview Chris Horner


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Workplacechoice.org: Union Support for Minimum and Living Wage Laws Based on Self-Interest

Across the country, labor unions advocate for increases in the minimum wage, along with proposals to create “living wage” laws. Unions publicly argue that these wage laws are imperative to preserve the middle class and lifting low-wage workers out of poverty. 
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

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