CEI Today: Operation Choke Point, traffic fatalities, honeybees and more

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Operation Choke Point: The CFPB Is Now in Charge
I suggested at TheBlaze some weeks ago that even as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was stepping back from its involvement in Operation Choke Point, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was entering the fray. This now appears to be confirmed, as American Banker reports. > Read more


Could Alcohol Taxes Reduce Fatal Car Crashes?

A new study from the University of Florida asserts that because Illinois instituted an alcohol tax increase in 2009 and the rate of alcohol-related traffic fatalities have declined 26 percent since 2009, the tax must certainly be responsible for the decline in deaths. But did an alcohol tax increase lead to the state's declining alcohol related traffic deaths?  It becomes clear that the rate of alcohol related traffic fatalities was declining faster in the year before the tax increase went into effect.
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> Interview Michelle Minton



A Voluntary Approach to Helping the Honeybee

As long as I have owned a piece of land, I’ve poured my heart and soul into my wildlife garden. While other people complain and look for regulations and government intrusions, I’d rather be part of the solution. And when it comes to public policy, we won’t help pollinators unless we use science and reason rather than alarmism-driven, anti-technology agendas. > Read more

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Carbon Pollution Strikes Again!





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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court


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