The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 12, 2005

Issues in the News

1. HEALTH & SAFETY

More people are debunking the myth that fast food is responsible for obesity by eating only at McDonald’s and losing weight..

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Film maker Soso Whaley documents her McDonald’s diet and weight loss in the film Me and Mickey D.

 

2. NATURAL RESOURCES

Gov. Christine Gregoire declares a wildfire emergency as flames spread across parts of Washington and Montana.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Robert H. Nelson in the Wall Street Journal on how the federal government’s disastrous land management policies  have led to increasingly destructive wildfires.

 

3. TRANSPORTATION

European Union regulators propose limits on greenhouse gas emissions from airlines.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Former Journalism Fellow Neil Hrab on similar United Nations proposals to tax both carbon emissions in general and airline travel in particular.

 

 

4. HEALTH & SAFETY

The West Nile virus continues to spread across the country in places like San Diego, Detroit, San Jose, Chicago, and Phoenix.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk & Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the fight between public health officials and environmental activists over West Nile prevention.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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