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Friday
Jun062014

CEI Today: Copyright reform, air line pilots union, asthma and the Obama climate plan, and more 

Thursday, June 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

TODAY! COPYRIGHT REFORM EVENT

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 


AIR LINE PILOTS UNION  - MARC SCRIBNER

Openmarket.org: 33 House Republicans Join ALPA to Restrict Competition and Soak Consumers

previously wrote about the campaign from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) against Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) attempt to offer low-cost flights from the U.S. to Europe.

Having lost their case in Europe, ALPA has teamed up with a European pilots’ union to pressure the Federal Aviation Administration to deny a petition for a foreign air carrier permit. In addition, ALPA is spending millions on a 
xenophobic ad campaign in a pathetic attempt to stoke ethnic and national division for its members’ narrow benefit.  None of this is surprising given ALPA’s history of turning a blind eye to racism within their ranks. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

ASTHSMA, CHILDREN, & THE OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Globalwarming.org: Administration & Allies Ask: Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children?

President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency, and their allies are laying it on really thick with the use of children in general, and asthmatic children in particular, as political props in promotion of the agency’s just-released climate plan. In fact, the rule has
nothing to do with either (1) children or (2) asthmatic children, because (1) the rule won’t impact global temperatures and (2) greenhouse gases don’t trigger asthma. > Read more

> See also: EPA’s Existing Source Carbon Rule: Former EPA General Counsel Discusses Legal Issues


> Interview William Yeatman
 

MAYA ANGELOU & HERB JEFFRIES - JOHN BERLAU

Openmarket.org: Maya Angelou, Herb Jeffries, and the Freedom to Prosper

These thoughts on the freedom to prosper have been on my mind since last week after the passing of two individuals — one of whom I was privileged to know — who used what limited freedom they had in the “Jim Crow” system of state-enforced segregation to blaze paths to prosperity for themselves and others.  > Read more


> Interview John Berlau

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

 

    

Wednesday
Jun042014

CEI Today: President's climate plan, OMB's weekend report, and unions + govt mismanagement

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: The President’s Illegitimate Climate Plan Lacks Popular Mandate in Any Way, Shape, or Form

There's a conspicuous absence of a popular mandate for EPA’s climate plan for existing power plants, which was unveiled Monday.

During the 2012 Presidential debates, Obama never once mentioned global warming. And Congress explicitly considered the policies that EPA is now proposing to impose. As such, the people’s representatives have spoken to the issue, and they didn’t proceed with policy.

As if that’s not enough, poll after poll demonstrates that the American electorate gives ultra-low priority to global warming. Taken as a whole, the available evidence strongly indicates the President’s climate plan is illegitimate.
> Read more

> See also: Broken Record: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Plays the Asthma Card


> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations

Post image for The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal RegulationsOver the weekend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the 2014 Draft Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations. If it draws attention to it at all, the administration will say it’s fiscal year 2013 rules had benefits of up to $81.4 billion annually, while costing just $2.5 billion annually. The problem is only seven rules out of thousands had benefit and cost analysis. > Read More



> See also: Regulations Cost Your Family $15,000 a Year

> Interview Wayne Crews

 


UNIONS + GOV'T MISMANAGEMENT - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Federal Government Mismanagement and Union Official Time

Mismanagement within the federal government may not be at an all-time high, but it is close. Unfortunately, the VA is not the only agency that pays federal employees to conduct union business at inappropriate times. Several agencies granted employees official time during last year’s government shutdown. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

JUNE 5 - Upcoming Google hangout on copyright reform

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), recounts some political, legal struggles over technology policy.
 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
Jun042014

Brown For US Senate - THEN AND NOW: A GLANCE AT NH'S RISING ENERGY PRICES UNDER JEANNE SHAHEEN 

When Senator Sheehan was elected in 2008 she promised to be an independent voice for New Hampshire, but after six years New Hampshire families are paying the price--literally.  Senator Shaheen has proven to be a rubberstamp for President Obama's failed policies and broken promises, and even supports a national energy tax that will kill thousands of jobs and increase the price of gasoline up to 20 cents per gallon.  
 
Senator Sheehan has watched as energy prices burden New Hampshire families—taking more money out of their pockets and making it difficult to make ends meet. 

 
 
Since Jeanne Shaheen Has Taken Office, The Price Of A Gallon Of Gas Has Increased By Nearly $2.00 (110%)
 
THEN: In January 2009, The Average Price Of Retail Gasoline In New England Was $1.81 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) All Grades All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices (Dollars per Gallon)” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
NOW: In May 2014, The Average Price Of Retail Gasoline In New England Was $3.80 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) All Grades All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices (Dollars per Gallon)” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
Since Jeanne Shaheen Has Taken Office, The Price Of Residential Heating Oil Has Increased By $1.72 (72%)
 
THEN: In January 2009, The Average Price Of Residential Heating Oil In New England Was $2.40 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) No. 2 Heating Oil Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
NOW: In March 2014, The Average Price Of Residential Heating Oil In New England Was $4.12 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) No. 2 Heating Oil Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
NOTE: Prices Are Only Available For October-March.
(“New England (PADD 1A) No. 2 Heating Oil Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
Since Jeanne Shaheen Has Taken Office, The Price Of Residential Propane Has Increased By $1.20 (44%)
 
THEN: In January 2009, The Average Price Of Residential Propane In New England Was $2.74 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) Propane Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
NOW: In March 2014, The Average Price Of Residential Propane In New England Was $3.94 Per Gallon.
(“New England (PADD 1A) Propane Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)
 
NOTE: Prices Are Only Available For October-March.
(“New England (PADD 1A) Propane Residential Price (Dollars per Gallon),” U.S. Energy Information Administration, Accessed 5/30/14)

Tuesday
Jun032014

ALG's Daily Grind - Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway 

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June 2, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway
News has come out that polar bears — a bread and butter fundraising dynamo endangered species for the global warmist crisis machine — may not be in danger at all.   

House votes to defund Obama's internet giveaway
Rep. Sean Duffy's (WI-7) Amendment to CJS Appropriations to Prohibit the Relinquishment of Internet Responsibilities passing the House of Representatives passed the House of Representatives with 229 votes.  

First Amendment Attack Senate Hearing scheduled
As reported on NetRightDaily.com, 41 Senate Democrats have signed onto a proposed Constitutional Amendment that guts the right to political speech in America. Now, the Democratic Party controlled Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to railroad this partisan attack on the most basic of individual freedoms with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 3. 

Excluding Obamacare, US Economy Contracted By 2% In The First Quarter
One of the perverse effects of Obamacare is because it compels record levels of spending on healthcare, denying dollars to other economic activity. However, this increased healthcare spending  shows up as a positive in the way GDP is compiled.

 

Tuesday
May272014

CEI Today: Silent Spring's Rachel Carson was wrong, today's Ralph Nader event, EPA's climate plan, and more 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
In the News Today

 

SILENT SPRING RACHEL CARSON - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
 

Rachel Carson Was Wrong




Today's Google doodle honors Silent Spring author Rachel Carson. But the good news is that Rachel was wrong, as CEI's Angela Logomasini has explained. Agrochemicals have not caused the “sinister” ills Carson predicted. In fact, it is her anti-chemical legacy that now poses a global risk both to food supply and the environment.
>Read More

 

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 

TODAY!

Ralph Nader's "Unstoppable Right/Left Convergence Event," featuring CEI founder Fred L. Smith, Jr., and other opinion leaders.

Visit The Nader Page for more information.

EPA CLIMATE PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Impending Climate Plan for Existing Power Plants

 

What sort of federal plan could EPA impose? Alas, the answer is frighteningly broad, and includes policies such as a carbon tax or even a cap-and-trade energy rationing scheme. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATION - RYAN YOUNG

 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Federal Register passed the 30,000-page mark on Friday, at least by unadjusted page count. After accounting for skips and blank pages, the adjusted count, which this series tracks, stands at a still-impressive 29,967 pages, and will shoot past 30,000 pages on Tuesday. >Read More


> Interview Ryan Young
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visitour website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Henry Juszkiewicz, President of Gibson Guitar, discusses his response to the federal government’s armed raid.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State