CEI Today: Zika virus, Operation Choke Point, free trade, eco-finance, and more

 

Friday, February 5, 2016
In the News Today

ZIKA VIRUS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Zika Wake-Up Call


Disease control is limited by the lack of political will to use all tools in our arsenal, including politically incorrect pesticides.  > Read more

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

White House Threatens Veto to Choke Point Reform Bill


The bill’s first change to the law would require banking regulators to have material reasons to instruct a financial institution to shut down banking services to a client. But the administration’s statement is a masterpiece in justifying executive abuse.
> Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

TRADE AGREEMENT - FRAN SMITH

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Provisions a Mixed Bag


On the pro side, the trade pact eliminates or reduces thousands of tariffs. On the con side, TPP includes non-trade related issues. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith

ECO-FINANCE - JOHN BERLAU

Don't Put Eco-Finance Measures in Energy Bill


Cronyism and boondoggles in an energy bill is nothing new in the U.S. Congress. But this week, senators of both parties are taking the process to new lows in amendments they are offering to the pending S.2012—the Energy Policy Modernization Act. > Read more 


> Interview John Berlau

 

    

 

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