CEI Today: EPA's American Lung Association, Operation Choke Point, Clean Air Act politics, and more

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Globalwarming.org: American Lung Association Manipulates ‘Maternal Instinct’ to Sell EPA Power Grab

The American Lung Association (ALA) has launched a TV and digital ad campaign touting EPA’s Clean Power Plan, also called the carbon “pollution” rule for existing power plants. The commercial, titled “Mother’s Instinct,” features a baby boy in a crib with a monitor that lets Mom (and us) hear him breathing.

Fact check time. First, mercury emissions from power plants do not poison anyone’s air.
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>Interview Marlo Lewis



Wednesday: The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer FinancialProtection Bureau”


Richard Cordray,  director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is set to testify Wednesday before the House Committee on Financial Services chaired by Jeb Hensarling. Will anyone ask Cordray what he thinks of Operation Choke Point, the Obama Department of Justice plan to wipe out the small dollar lending industry? It does this by increasing oversight requirements to such levels that it becomes unprofitable for banks to work with small lenders. > Read about Operation Choke Point

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Globalwarming.org: On Key Clean Air Act 111(d) Interpretation, NRDC Cynically Reverses Itself

In light of the Departmentof Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service scandals, many Republican congressmen have come out against the practice known as union official time, which releases federal employees from their regularly assigned duties to conduct union business. > Read more
>Interview William Yeatman


New! Primary Document Dump Fridays
Anatomy of an Ongoing Sue & Settle Scandal

“Primary Document Dump Fridays” is a new weekly feature at globalwarming.org. Every Friday, we’ll post all the primary documents relevant to a major issue.

For this week’s Primary Document Dump, we’ve chosen to highlight an ongoing “sue and settle” outrage that demonstrates everything insidious about this practice that has proliferated in the Obama Age.

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> Interview William Yeatman



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