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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Daily Update

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

1. AUTOMOBILITY

The Wall Street Journal editorializes on why tightening federal fuel economy standards would “trade blood for oil” by making cars lighter and less crashworthy [subscription required].

CEI Expert Available to Comment: General Counsel Sam Kazman on the lethal effects of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules.

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

The Senate votes to keep in place the Bush administration’s latest regulations governing mercury emissions from power plants.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller on the dramatic decline in mercury pollution in recent years.

 

3. TRANSPORTATION

Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines both prepare to file for bankruptcy in federal court this week.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Editorial Director Ivan Osorio on who’s to blame for the continued financial failures in the airline industry.