CEI Today: Global drying, Obama's AWOL report, and Paul Ryan's good transportation reforms

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In the News Today


Globalwarming.org: Will Global Warming
Dry Out the Earth?

A new climate study, “Global warming and 21st century drought,” is making waves through the blogosphere. It’s the latest in “worse than we thought” gloom and doom narratives. The authors find that warming will not only decrease precipitation in dry regions but also increase evaporation from soils, causing more drought than previously predicted. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


Openmarket.org: Why Is Obama’s Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation Delayed?

In April 2013, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its Draft 2013 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations, which covered rules and regs issued in fiscal year 2012. The final 2013 edition never appeared; now, the Draft 2014 edition is due. I’m not holding my breath. President Obama claimed again as recently as February 2013 that “this is the most transparent administration in history.”  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews



Openmarket.org: Ryan FY 2015 Budget Calls for Transportation Funding Rationalization

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., released his FY 2015 budget today. In just three pages, he calls for surprisingly sensible reforms to federal transportation programs. Unlike the Obama and Camp budgets — which I earlier criticized for continuing trust fund bailouts and merely kicking the can down the road — Ryan makes an attempt to fix the Highway Trust Fund’s revenue/outlay imbalance. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner





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