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Tuesday
Apr152014

CEI Today: Dodd-Frank ruling, chemicals & bees, and EPA captured

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
In the News Today

DODD-FRANK LOST IN COURT - JOHN BERLAU


Openmarket.org: First Ever Constitutional Ruling against Dodd-Frank Voids Destructive “Conflict Minerals” Section


Monday’s ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Dodd-Frank’s “conflict minerals” disclosure mandate violates the First Amendment is the first time ever a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution. And it couldn’t happen to a more misguided and destructive provision of the law!

The conflict disclosure mandate creates a compliance nightmare, hurts American miners and manufacturers, and does the greatest harm to those it was intended to help — the struggling worker in and nearby the Democratic Republic of Congo.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau

CHEMICAL BANS & HONEYBEE HEALTH - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Encouraging News about Honeybee Health


A recently released study in Europe reports some good news about honeybee health, which should prompt public officials to reexamine a recent ban on some agricultural products. This latest study adds another wrinkle to the debate, indicating that the problem is not as widespread as people think, and that other factors are in play, such as cold weather. It underscores why we need to continue to study the issue rather than push rash and unhelpful bans. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

CAPTURING THE EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Matthew Dowd, Meet the EPA


Green groups like the Sierra Club and NRDC have “captured” EPA, in the same way that industry was thought to have done to regulators in the 1960s. These environmental organizations spend significant resources on getting their preferred candidates elected. In return, they enjoy political spoils. The most conspicuous manifestation of this capture is the continuously revolving door between the non-profit, public (i.e., EPA), and private “green” sectors of the economy. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

The rising class-war chorus

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


*Tax Day Special*

Guests: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley Professor and former Secretary of Labor

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Mazama pocket gopher is neither a threatened nor endangered species, but three of its subspecies are the unwitting recipients of more than 1,600 acres of critical habitat in Washington State.

 




Monday
Apr142014

CEI Today: Cherry blossoms + global warming, lawmakers v. EPA, and the WaPo on illegal carbon pollution standard 

Monday, April 14, 2014
In the News Today

CHERRY BLOSSOMS + GLOBAL WARMING - SAM KAZMAN


Globalwarming.org: Will Cherry Blossoms Get Sucked into the Polar Vortex?


DC’s cherry trees hit their official peak blossom date last Thursday, April 10th.  That’s the latest in the year that the Capital has experienced peak blossoming in over two decades.  

Unusually cold weather, in the view of White House Science Advisor John Holdren, is actually yet another sign of global warming.  Holdren explained this to a freezing yet grateful nation in a two-minute video. Today, CEI is filing a formal Information Quality Act Correction Request with OSTP on that very issue. 
> Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman

SENATORS VS EPA - MYRON EBELL

Globalwarming.org: Senators Sessions and Inhofe Come Out Swinging against EPA


Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) announced at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing last week on the nomination of Janet McCabe to be assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for air and radiation that he couldn’t vote to confirm McCabe if she insists on denying the conclusion of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there is no historic trend in the incidence and severity of tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons). 

Climate Progress, an especially deranged outpost of the ironically-named Center for American Progress’s Think Progress web site, immediately accused Sen. Sessions of opposing McCabe “because she accepts climate science.” > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

EPA'S CARBON POLLUTION STANDARD

Globalwarming.org: WaPo Wonkblog Makes Case that EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard Is Illegal

 

On Friday, Washington Post Wonkblog published a notable article about “clean coal.” Reporter Max Ehrenfreund wrote that carbon capture and sequestration is “exorbitantly” costly. This modifier is supremely apt; it is the exact word chosen by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals* to describe an impermissible requirement pursuant to the provision of the Clean Air Act that authorizes the aforementioned Carbon Pollution Standard. As such, if the costs of carbon capture and sequestration are in fact “exorbitant,” then the regulation is illegal. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

The rising class-war chorus

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Tax Day Special


Guests: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley Professor and former Secretary of Labor

ANNOUNCING
CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at
Brexit Prize Competition in London

 




Thursday
Apr102014

CEI Today: CEI sues EPA, Comcast/TWC merger draws conservative opposition, and new bill on genetically engineered food 

Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the News Today

CEI SUES EPA - CHRIS HORNER

CEI Sues EPA Over Stonewalling Records Request


The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit today against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compel the agency to produce text messages sent by government officials, as required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). “This lawsuit challenges, yet another in a pattern of EPA, moves to block access to public records,” said CEI Senior Fellow Christopher Horner. > Read more

> Related: Administration’s Lack of Transparency Extends to States; The Independence Institute Reports New Findings


> Interview Chris Horner

COMCAST/TIME WARNER MERGER - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: Why Organized Conservative Opposition To The Comcast Time Warner Deal Misfires


Left-wing commentators note how some on the political right “see the merger as a chance to score points against the Obama administration, which has close ties with top Comcast execs Brian Roberts and David Cohen.” The conservative anti-merger letter gives credence to the left-wing view that capitalism and economic freedom are inimical to civil society and the diffusion of ideas, when they are in fact the prerequisites.
 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS - GREGORY CONKO

 

Openmarket.org: Pompeo-Butterfield Food Labeling Bill: Valuable But Needs Work


Wednesday, Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) introduced a bill to establish federal standards for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

By explicitly preempting state labeling laws and making clear that FDA policy on GE food labeling is the law of the land, H.R. 4432 would serve an extremely valuable function.

Unfortunately, in order to attract support for this perfectly reasonable preemption measure, H.R. 4432 offers GE skeptics the enticement of increasing the FDA’s regulatory power.
> Read more

> Interview Gregory Conko


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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.

 

ANNOUNCING
CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at
Brexit Prize Competition in London

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

A Moral Defense of Capitalism
 
Interview with Devout humanist, Catholic priest, and social justice advocate Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.

 




Wednesday
Apr092014

CEI Today: EPA private email accounts, Comcast/Time Warner merger, and Iain Murray's prize in Brexit competition

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA NOMINEE - CHRIS HORNER

Daily Caller: Obama EPA nominee has troubled transparency record


President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality office is facing questions about transparency.

Obama’s EPA nominee has used a private email account for official business and was instrumental in crafting clean air regulations based on secret data sets.
> Read the news story by Michael Bastasch

> Interview Chris Horner

COMCAST/TIME WARNER MERGER - WAYNE CREWS

Redstate.com: Conservative leaders to Senate: Allow the market to function; Show restraint in the Comcast / Time Warner Cable deal


Tuesday a coalition of conservative leaders sent a letter to Chuck Grassley and Mike Lee, ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and its Antirust subcommittee respectively. The group of 11 signatories all came together to tell Senate Republicans their view of the role of government in the proposed Time Warner Cable/Comcast deal. They raise good points, and come to the correct conclusion that government needs to get out of the way. > Read the news story by Neil Stevens

> Interview Wayne Crews

ANNOUNCING
CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at
Brexit Prize Competition in London

Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Vice President for Strategy, Iain Murray, and co-author, Rory Broomfield, Deputy Director of The Freedom Association and Director of Better Off Out, won second place at the Institute for Economic Affair’s (IEA) “Brexit Prize” competition in London today. Launched in 2013, the competition solicits proposals for an exit plan to extract the United Kingdom from the European Union. > Read more

 




Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more



 

 

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.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

A Moral Defense of Capitalism
 
Interview with Devout humanist, Catholic priest, and social justice advocate Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.

 




 

    

Monday
Apr072014

CEI Today: Senate vote on jobless benefits, civil liberties in climate change alarmism, and EPA's big numbers 

Monday, April 7, 2014
In the News Today

SENATE VOTE ON JOBLESS BENEFITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute will score the Senate votes on jobless benefits. A final vote on the bill is scheduled for Monday. But if Congress wants to actually help people get back to work, it should champion policies that remove all the red tape from job creation and economic growth.  Extending jobless benefits beyond the norm of 26 weeks is a disservice to America’s economy.

> Read the USAToday commentary


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISTS vs CIVIL LIBERTY - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: True Conspiracy Theory: The Green Assault on Civil Liberties


Evidence is mounting that environmentalists both prominent and plebeian are all-too willing to forsake my civil liberties in order to mitigate climate change. Of all the affronts to my liberties, none is as unnerving as the President’s climate action plan. He unveiled it last June, and it is avowedly authoritarian. In a speech before students at Georgetown University, President Obama said that his administration would impose climate change mitigation, because the Congress failed to do so. Congressional inaction thus became a pretext for executive policy-making, separation of powers be damned. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

CEI Podcast for April 3, 2014: Clean Air Act 

 Costs and Benefits

Senior Fellow William Yeatman is skeptical of an EPA report claiming the Clean Air Act will have nearly $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020.



 




Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more



 

 

    

 

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.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

A Moral Defense of Capitalism
 
Interview with Devout humanist, Catholic priest, and social justice advocate Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.