CEI Today: African-American banks, honeybee extinction?, EPA Clean Power Plan, and more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Forbes: How 'Progressive' Policy Weakens African-American Banks
The Washington Post and other outlets have highlighted the decline of banks owned by African-Americans, however coverage hasn’t connected that trend with post-recession Dodd-Frank regulations that accelerate the decline of community banks. > Read more


Honeybees are Not Headed for Extinction

In my recently released paper, I point out many misconceptions circulating regarding recent challenges to honeybee hive health. Today, I came across another example of the confusion about this issue in a letter to the editor in a Canadian newspaper. The title says it all:  “Honeybees Headed for Extinction.” I agree with the author’s conclusion that planting certain flowers around farms to give the bees a more diverse diet is a good idea—and I do that myself.  However, honeybees are not going extinct.
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Investigating the Constitutionality of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In a new working paper, energy policy expert William Yeatman explores "the constitutionality of the Clean Power Plan against a backdrop of how the rule would be implemented in the real world. Specifically, I address the constitutionality of EPA’s range of statutory options to effectuate the Clean Power Plan in a State that refuses to comply with the rule." > Read more


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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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