CEI Today: Obama's new ozone rule, a racketeering campaign, and CEI's merger

Friday, October 2, 2015
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Number-one job killer

The Obama Administration’s new ozone rule provides yet another obstacle to restoring growth to the economy. Ozone levels have been declining across the country, but some areas have still not met the 2008 limit of 75 parts per billion. The new standard of 70 ppb will put much larger areas out of attainment. Economic experts have predicted enormous compliance costs and major job losses in these areas, especially in manufacturing and resource extraction industries, while the health benefits will be negligible. The ozone rule on top of the greenhouse gas rules make President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency the number-one job killer in America. 

> Interview Myron Ebell


Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay: House Panel Probing Taxpayer Support for Effort to Investigate Climate Change Skeptics


A congressman is asking a taxpayer-funded environmental group to preserve records related to its president’s campaign to bring federal racketeering charges against climate change skeptics. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed open records requests with six public universities that employ scientists who signed onto the letter. > Read the Free Beacon story

> Interview Chris Horner



A Class Merger: CEI and the Center for Class Action Fairness Get Hitched

Today we announce CEI’s merger with the Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF), a young nonprofit outfit that has racked up an extremely impressive track record of objecting to abusive class action settlements. These are class actions and shareholder derivative cases in which the plaintiff class wins little or nothing, while their attorneys walk away with huge fees. > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman



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