The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

April 02, 2007

Issues In the News:

1. REGULATING THE REGULATORSSupreme Court Tells EPA to Re-Consider its Decision Not to Regulate C02 Emissions.

CEI Experts Available to Comment: Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy, Myron Ebell, on the far-reaching implications of the Court's decision:

"The Court's decision empowers EPA to take control of America's global warming policy. This should certainly be a surprise to Congress, which has been vigorously debating the issue for years,” noted CEI Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell. “For an agency as unaccountable as EPA to be deputized in this way is bad news for the future of our country.”

 

2. CORPORATE "SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"

Auto Industry Warms to Idea Of Climbing Into Bed With EPA.

CEI Experts Available to Comment: President & Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Fred Smith, Jr., on recognizing past mistakes:

"[S]ome business leaders joining with environmental pressure groups to promote a policy does not necessarily mean that the policy is good for the economy or for the American people.  In general, if a company’s stance on an issue appears to be too good to be true, it probably is.  Strange alliances such as these – businesses allying with lobby groups to demand more regulation of those businesses – are actually all too common in history, and the motivation is rarely altruism...