The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

September 09, 2005

Issues in the News

1. HURRICANE KATRINA

Public health officials predict a surge in disease-carrying mosquito populations in standing water along the Gulf Coast.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk & Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the politics behind pesticides and the West Nile virus.

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

A class-action lawsuit alleges health threats from non-stick cookware coated with Teflon, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Director of Food Safety Policy Gregory Conko on the Teflon threat that isn’t there.

 

3. GLOBAL WARMING

Public figures continue to suggest that Hurricane Katrina was somehow linked to global warming.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on the attempt to portray global warming as a threat to the insurance industry.