CEI Today: Chemical safety, religious freedom, and the UN climate plan

Thursday, April 2, 2015
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CHEMICAL SAFETY - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

TSCA Reform Debate Is Not about Public Safety

 

At recent hearings on the the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697), senators, environmental activists, and local government officials claimed that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law is not sufficient protect public health. As I have argued before, that’s certainly not the case.
 
There may be an economic reason to reform this law—to preempt a growing patchwork of nonsensical state-level consumer product regulations—but there’s no legitimate “safety” reason for reform. > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


MEDIA REPORTING ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LEGISLATION - HANS BADER 

 

Anti-Business Myths Pervade Reporting on Religious Freedom Legislation
 

In reporting on the Indiana legislation, many media sources have erroneously suggested that it is somehow radical to give rights to businesses or corporations (as opposed to individuals) and that such legislation would be unprecedented in allowing religious freedom to be asserted as a defense to a lawsuit by a private person.
 
Press coverage has also often falsely implied that religious-freedom legislation gives religious businesses a broad right to discriminate against gays and lesbians, when in fact no such right has ever been recognized under the similar legislation that already exists at the federal level and in many states. > Read more

UN CLIMATE PLAN - MYRON EBELL

 

President Obama's UN Climate Plan Ignores American People and Congress
 
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute responded to the Obama Administration’s submission of its intended nationally-determined contribution (INDC) to the United Nations:
 
“President Obama has pursued his domestic climate agenda without trying to build support for it with the American people or in Congress, and today’s INDC submission is no different." > Read more
 
 

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