CEI Today: Today's EPA announcement, BVO, and 10,000 Command Mints

Monday, June 2, 2014
In the News Today



Globalwarming.org: EPA Will Use Disingenuous Co-Benefits to Justify Forthcoming Climate Plan

President Obama today signaled that his administration will rely on hocus-pocus  “co-benefits” to justify EPA’s forthcoming climate plan for existing power plants.


Of course, carbon dioxide is inert. So it doesn’t cause heart attacks. Nor is it an asthma trigger. So what is the President talking about?

In fact, he’s employing an EPA scam,* known as “co-benefits,” by which the agency has justified a number of recent, highly politicized regulations. Basically, he’s saying that his climate plan will cause a shift away from coal, which will result in the reduction of emissions other than greenhouse gases. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman



Washington Times: Inflamed debate over a soda additive

A recent announcement by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo that these companies are pulling the ingredient brominated vegetable oil (BVO) out of their soft drinks is no big surprise. It’s yet another example of how junk science and media hype forces needless product reformulations. While such actions don’t make us safer or healthier, they promise to make us poorer. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini



Openmarket.org: Are My Ten Thousand Command “Mints” to Be Regulated?

Ten Thousand Commandmints Mints Tin

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to regulate serving size of breath mints. That’s right. This rule was issued March 2014. They’re extending time for comments, it was announced last week. The things America chooses to waste time and resources on always amazes.  > Read More

> Interview Wayne Crews


JUNE 5 - Upcoming Google hangout on copyright reform

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes


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