CEI Today: Gas taxes vs tolls, Obama's int'l climate agreement, Real Clear Radio Hour, and more

Friday, August 29, 2014
In the News Today



Chicago-Tribune: Tolls less regressive than gas taxes; force truckers to finally pay fair share


Unfortunately, the federal government currently prohibits states from tolling their own Interstate segments, meaning states often face a choice between large tax increases or crumbling, congested highways. It's time Congress gave states a better choice. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner


Separation of Powers Alert: Obama Seeks Climate ‘Treaty’ without Senate Ratification

“The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress,” Coral Davenport reports in the New York Times.

Were you surprised? In domestic climate policy, Team Obama routinely flouts the separation of powers. Their M.O. from day one has been to ‘enact’ regulatory requirements that, if proposed in legislation, would be dead on arrival.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


Saturday, 10am ET

The New Hookup Pickup: Pocket Size STD Test
Entrepreneur Brandon Johnson, founder and president of Boston Microfluidics, discusses the self-administered STD test he is working to bring to market.
The State Experiment in Recreational Marijuana Legalization
Rob Douglas, columnist with Steamboat Today, reports from Colorado on the situation since marijuana prohibition was repealed in January this year.




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