The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

September 23, 2005

1. ENVIRONMENT

The House Resources Committee approves Chairman Richard Pombo’s plan for reform of the Endangered Species Act.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of International Environment Policy Myron Ebell congratulates Pombo for his strong leadership.

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

Researchers raise concerns that use of antibacterial soaps might be breeding dangerous new antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on a new study that debunks the bacterial worries.

 

3. ENERGY

Hurricane Rita’s approach shuts down oil and gas production throughout the Gulf Coast.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on the weaknesses in the nation’s energy infrastructure revealed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.