CEI Today: Stop Gov't Abuse Week - Regulating energy drinks, bureaucracy run wild, and California water crisis

Thursday, February 27, 2014
In the News Today


The Baltimore Sun: No one cards at Starbucks - Energy drinks aren't the enemy, as state bills would have you believe

In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were filed to ostensibly protect the Free State's children from a potentially hazardous product. But not only will the bills fail to protect minors, they could backfire and cause more harm than good for both adults and children in Maryland.
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> Interview Michelle Minton


> Interview Michelle Minton



Openmarket.org: Congress Must Affirm Final Agency Rules before They Are Law

Congressional over-delegation of powers to bureaucrats has created a disconnect between the power to establish regulatory programs and responsibility for the results of those programs.

As federal power grows, popular appeal of a campaign to end “regulation without representation” might also. Requiring Congress to approve major and controversial mandates before they become binding law affirms a bedrock principle of accountable government, and embodies a superior regulatory reform than any enhanced cost-benefit or risk assessment. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


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National Review’s Law and Disorder Debate
Man vs. Wild: California in Crisis 

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Is nature taking a vendetta out on the state of California, or has bad policy wrought the water crisis in California? Featuring CEI's William Yeatman. > RSVP and for more information

March 6-8, 2014




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