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Friday
Sep192014

CEI Today: The Third Amendment, EPA regulating aircraft emissions, and Scottish secession 

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
In the News Today

 

FANNIE/FREDDIE

Coalition Letter: Conservative and Free-Market Leaders Urge House Finance Committee to Protect Private Property and Shareholders’ Rights


The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), in a coalition of 17 conservative and free-market public policy leaders, sent a letter to Chairman Patrick McHenry and Ranking Member Al Green of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The letter urges the subcommittee to demand greater transparency and accountability in response to the federal government’s “Third Amendment,” which infringes on the rights of private shareholders who invested in the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. > Read more

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EPA REGULATES AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: EPA to Regulate CO2 Emissions from Aircraft
EPA plans to propose and finalize regulations establishing first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for jet aircraft.
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> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

SCOTTISH SECESSION - IAIN MURRAY

The Freeman: Freedom and Whisky Go Together

 

On Thursday, Scottish voters will decide whether to dissolve the 300-year-old union with England and Wales or remain in it. The result is now too close to call. As the world watches, it seems Scottish secession could be a step toward global liberalization and decentralization. But will an independent Scotland be a freer Scotland? > Read more

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Thursday
Sep182014

CEI Today: EPA Progressives, a carbon tax in the US?, Scottish secession, railroad re-regulation, and more 

In the News Today

EPA ADMITS "PROGRESSIVE" AGENDA - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

 

The Daily Caller & Fox News: Internal emails: EPA rules part of 'progressive' agenda

Emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials reveal they saw their fight against global warming as putting them at “forefront of progressive national policy.”

These emails, which were part of a batch obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, show what top EPA officials were thinking as the agency prepared to release its greenhouse gas endangerment finding, which would give the agency the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from tailpipes and, eventually, from power plants.

“This is not about climate,” CEI senior fellow Chris Horner told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is the progressive agenda.” 
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>View Chris Horner on Fox News Special Report

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CARBON TAX - MARLO LEWIS

Report: British Columbia Carbon Tax, a Bad Fit for the U.S.


Rebutting claims that the United States should adopt a carbon tax, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a new report on Tuesday explaining how the go-to example of carbon tax success – British Columbia – falls short of its hype. > View Why British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Is not Applicable to America.


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RAILROAD RE-REGULATION - MARC SCRIBNER

Rail Investment
Threatened by Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Reauthorization Bill

A bill that would threaten much needed investment in railroad infrastructure and reverse three decades of progress on railroad regulation is scheduled for markup today in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. > Read more

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SCOTTISH SECESSION - IAIN MURRAY

The Freeman: Freedom and Whisky Go Together

 

On Thursday, Scottish voters will decide whether to dissolve the 300-year-old union with England and Wales or remain in it. The result is now too close to call. As the world watches, it seems Scottish secession could be a step toward global liberalization and decentralization. But will an independent Scotland be a freer Scotland? > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

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Thursday
Nov152012

Non-Profit Launched to Promote NH Separation from US Gov’t

NH organization works towards starting a discussion with citizens about independence


MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Citing "irreconcilable differences" with the United States federal government, the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence today officially launched their educational effort to inform citizens of the most effective solution to the increasingly hostile and unaccountable government in Washington, DC.

Incorporated in September of this year, the Foundation’s motto, “First Before, First Again”, recalls New Hampshire being the first colony to form a government separate from the British. The Foundation seeks to educate citizens on the benefits of a peaceful separation from the United States and the re-establishment of an independent republic founded on the principles set forth in the New Hampshire Constitution.

“New Hampshire has a long and proud tradition of self-determination,” said Vince Perfetto, President of the Foundation.

A non-profit, tax-deductible New Hampshire corporation, the Foundation was formed in response to the conflict between the values cherished by New Hampshire’s 1.3 million citizens and the ever-growing demands of the Federal government. “Unshakable special interests, which show no regard for the constraints of the Constitution, lie at the heart of Washington, DC. That’s not what New Hampshire stands for,” said Perfetto.

Independence might initially be a hard sell to a state justly proud of its American heritage. That’s why their mission will be educational above all else: the Foundation will seek to engage patriotic New Hampshire citizens who are frustrated with Washington, DC, but still have a hard time picturing the Granite State as an independent republic.

“We want to open the discussion,” said Neal Conner, the Treasurer for the Foundation. “We want to address concerns. Most everything the federal government does shows very clearly that it’s no longer our government. There’s ultimately only one remedy for that: peaceful separation. It’s a very practical remedy and a very American one. And we think its time has come here in New Hampshire.”

Their website, www.nhindependence.org , provides commentary and news stories, both locally and worldwide, as they relate to the theme of greater self-determination.