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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

1. GAS PRICES

Members of the Wisconsin state legislature push for a law that would require increased use of the corn-based fuel ethanol as a gasoline additive, despite evidence that such a requirement would actually worsen air quality.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis, Jr. refutes the arguments of the ethanol pushers.

 

2. SUPREME COURT

Justice Scalia criticizes the politics of the modern Supreme Court confirmation process.

 CEI Expert Available for Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the lack of substance in judicial confirmation hearings.

 

3. ENERGY

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) to encourage the construction of new oil refineries passes the House of Representatives.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on how Hurricane Katrina dramatized the need for renewing the nation’s energy infrastructure.

 

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