The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 24, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

The U.S. Supreme Court issues a close but devastating opinion for property rights in its ruling on the eminent domain case Kelo v. New London.

From CEI: Legal counsel Hans Bader and Adjunct Analyst R.J. Smith on the implications of the ruling.

 

2. NATURAL RESOURCES

Wildfires in California signal the beginning of a long, dangerous summer season for firefighters and residents in the West.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Robert H. Nelson in the Wall Street Journal on why the federal government’s failed land management policies have created the potential for catastrophic fire losses.

 

3. ENVIRONMENT

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) introduces an amendment that would change the way hydroelectric dams in the Northwest accommodate endangered fish populations.

From CEI: Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on the options for reforming the Endangered Species Act..