The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 19, 2005

Issues in the News

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

The Wall Street Journal editorializes in favor of CEI’s lawsuit challenging the government-protected cartel created by the 1998 tobacco settlement.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Communications Director Christine Hall on why the tobacco cartel belongs in the ashtray of history.

 

2. CONSERVATION

Conservation biologists suggest relocating some endangered African species to private game preserves inNorth America to save them from extinction.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Scholar R.J. Smith on how private conservation and property rights can help save threatened wildlife.

 

3. TELECOM

A senior telecom analyst advises those excited about the future of Internet telephone service to prepare for a slow, gradual evolution of the technology.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on what the government can do to help speed things up.

 

4. GLOBAL WARMING

USA Today reports that scientists, by correcting prior errors in temperature measurements, have found greater warming in the atmosphere than previously thought.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on why the findings aren't all they're claimed to be.

 

5. HEALTH & SAFETY

Richard Tren and Marian Tupy describe how the European Union is trying to force the government of Uganda to abandon DDT as part of its anti-malaria arsenal.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Analyst Roger Bate testifies before the House Subcommittee on Africa on the vital role DDT plays in saving lives in the developing world.

 

6. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS

Activists in the Northwest campaign to remove more government-owned land from public use.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow John Berlau reviews David Schoenbrod’s book, Saving Our Environment From Washington, for the Wall Street Journal.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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