The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

September 07, 2005

Issues in the News

1. ENERGY

Lost refining capacity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina contributes to higher gas prices and may take months to come fully back on line.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on the need to repair and build up the nation’s energy infrastructure.

 

2. AUTOMOBILITY

A group of senators proposes raising the federal government’s fuel economy standards for new cars.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: General Counsel Sam Kazman on the deadly effects of more stringent fuel economy rules.

 

3. HEALTH & SAFETY

The class-action lawsuit against Merck & Co. being brought by plaintiffs alleging harm from the painkiller Vioxx moves from New Orleans to Houston.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller on the Vioxx scare and the problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process.