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CEI Today: Global warming, EPA's 2013 agenda, and right to vote fallacies



Watch PBS Frontline, "Climate of Doubt"

CEI’s Myron Ebell, one of America’s best-known climate science skeptics, is featured on a PBS Frontline documentary entitled, “Climate of Doubt.” The program explores how climate science became a front-page issue in the 2008 election cycle but has disappeared since as Americans in increasing numbers have begun to doubt the urgency or even existence of the problem. Frontline “goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment to shift the direction of the climate debate.” The program can be viewed online after it is broadcast.

> Watch online


> Interview Myron Ebell

RIGHT TO VOTE FALLACIES - HANS BADER No, Billboards Denouncing “Voter Fraud” Don’t Violate Constitutional “Right To Vote”

One of the most basic principles of constitutional law is that the Constitution only binds the governmentnot private individuals .

But this basic principle of Constitutional Law 101 seems to have eluded groups like the United Steelworkers Union and Common Cause, which claim that Clear Channel billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin that declare that “Voter Fraud Is A Felony” are “voter intimidation” that violates the “right to vote” and federal voting-rights laws.  > Read the full commentary at


> Interview Hans Bader

EPA'S 2013 REGULATORY AGENDA - MYRON EBELL Sen. Inhofe Releases Report on EPA’s 2013 Regulatory Agenda


Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee last week released a report that details all the EPA regulations that have been delayed until after the election or won’t take effect until after the election.  A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013 lists thirteen major regulations that “will strangle economic growth, destroy millions of jobs, and dramatically raise the price of goods, the cost of electricity, and the price of gas.”  Those are on top of the new regulations already implemented that are constricting energy supplies and raising energy prices. > Read more at

> Interview Myron Ebell





The Competitive Enterprise Institute is proud to announce a new ambitious film project: an animated adaptation of I, Pencil by Leonard Read.

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NHDP - NH Senate Republicans Attempt to Curtail NH Citizens' Fundamental Right to Vote 

Legislative Democrats fight for equality and access at Granite State polls


Concord - On the floor of the Senate last week, Republicans opposed a bill sponsored by Senate Democrats aimed at securing everyone's fundamental right to vote.  The legislation would require anyone contesting a person's right to vote on Election Day to sign a sworn affidavit, list the reasons why that person should be barred from voting, and affix their name. 

"Nothing should stand in the way of Granite Staters right vote," said Democratic Senator Jackie Cilley.  "And if someone challenges that right, they should be required to give a reason for their challenge, put it in writting, and swear the facts of their challenge are true to the best of their knowledge."

Despite testimony from multiple Senators of instances of voters inappropriately being turned away from the polls, House Bill 276 faced stiff opposition from Senate Republicans.  Senator Betty Lasky, Chair of the Election Law Committee, related an occurrence at the inner city ward of Nashua.  Anyone attempting to vote who appeared to be a minority was challenged she reported.  The City Clerk had to go down to the polling location to alleviate the resulting delays and end the frivolous challenges. 

"There is nothing more fundamental in our democracy than the right to vote," added Cilley.  "And Democrats in New Hampshire will continue to fight any legislation that puts that right in jeopardy."