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Entries in War on Coal (30)

Tuesday
Jun102014

CEI Today: CEI sues NSA, EPA war on coal, and minimum wage 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
In the News Today

 

CEI SUES NSA - CHRIS HORNER

Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NSA to Obtain “Destroyed” EPA Phone Records

 

Monday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the United States National Security Agency (NSA) for refusing to fulfill two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records pertaining to the conduct of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“The NSA already acknowledged the existence of the data-collection program. The information NSA obtained about EPA communications, and specifically about records EPA admits to destroying, belong to the public,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Christopher Horner. “Over the past two years, the EPA’s controversial electronic correspondence and recordkeeping practices have reflected a severe lack of transparency and are of interest to both Congress and taxpayers in general. CEI's discovery that EPA engaged in widespread record destruction adds a new element to EPA's disturbing story.” > Read more

 

>Interview Chris Horner

 

EPA WAR ON COAL BY THE NUMBERS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Carbon “Pollution” Rules: War on Coal by the Numbers

How will EPA’s existing-source carbon “pollution” rule, published last week in the Federal Register, affect U.S. power markets between now and 2030?  The chart below presents some of the relevant data used to compute each state’s standard. It also confirms — despite EPA’s protestations to the contrary – that the agency is waging a war on coal. >Read More
 
>Interview Marlo Lewis

 

MINIMUM WAGE - TREY KOVACS

 

Workplacechoice.org: Receipt Shows What Is Wrong with the Minimum Wage

Now businesses in SeaTac have begun to pass on the cost of a $15 minimum wage to consumers by charging a 8.25 percent living wage surcharge.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovcs
 

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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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.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

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Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Linda Chavez discusses her career— serving in the Reagan White House and her experience with the changing political landscape, from labor unions to immigration.

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
Jun042014

ALG's Daily Grind - VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence 

6

June 3, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence
If it is proven that Obama administration officials made politically based decisions that led to system-wide death lists for veterans, the question is: What should Congress do about it?

Cartoon: Messages heard around the world
Has our foreign policy reversed?

New EPA regulations a death blow to American energy
Hey, who turned out the lights?

Smith: The destroyer of fake "recoveries" is unintended consequences
"Destroy the market's ability to price assets, risk and credit, and you take away the essential information participants need to make rational, informed decisions."

Tuesday
Jun032014

CEI Today: Today's EPA announcement, BVO, and 10,000 Command Mints 

Monday, June 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

TODAY'S EPA ANNOUNCEMENT  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: EPA Will Use Disingenuous Co-Benefits to Justify Forthcoming Climate Plan

President Obama today signaled that his administration will rely on hocus-pocus  “co-benefits” to justify EPA’s forthcoming climate plan for existing power plants.

 

Of course, carbon dioxide is inert. So it doesn’t cause heart attacks. Nor is it an asthma trigger. So what is the President talking about?

In fact, he’s employing an EPA scam,* known as “co-benefits,” by which the agency has justified a number of recent, highly politicized regulations. Basically, he’s saying that his climate plan will cause a shift away from coal, which will result in the reduction of emissions other than greenhouse gases. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Washington Times: Inflamed debate over a soda additive

A recent announcement by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo that these companies are pulling the ingredient brominated vegetable oil (BVO) out of their soft drinks is no big surprise. It’s yet another example of how junk science and media hype forces needless product reformulations. While such actions don’t make us safer or healthier, they promise to make us poorer. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Are My Ten Thousand Command “Mints” to Be Regulated?

Ten Thousand Commandmints Mints Tin

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to regulate serving size of breath mints. That’s right. This rule was issued March 2014. They’re extending time for comments, it was announced last week. The things America chooses to waste time and resources on always amazes.  > Read More


> Interview Wayne Crews

 

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
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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

 





 

Tuesday
Jun032014

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

6

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.

 

Thursday
Apr032014

CEI Today: Wind energy vote today, a consumer guide to chemical risk, and EPA's forced retirement of coal plants

Thursday, April 3, 2014
In the News Today

WIND ENERGY - MYRON EBELL


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy


Today, the Senate Finance Committee scheduled a mark-up of legislation to extend tax credits for certain special interests, which will include the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced he will offer an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk


Will these chemicals make me fat? That sounds like a weird question, but some consumers may actually have such worries, thanks to a constant barrage of news headlines suggesting that synthetic chemicals—an even some naturally occurring ones—are responsible for nearly every public health problem imaginable.


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


> Interview Angela Logomasini

OBAMACARE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Shocking Justification for Retiring up to 25% of U.S. Coal Fleet


Last week, the EIA published a little-noticed analysis estimating that up to 25 percent of the nation’s coal-fired power plant fleet could be forced to retire due to the EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, also known as the “Utility MACT.” Needless to say, these are significant retirements. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

    

 

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


The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley