CEI To Receive Clarion Award

CEI To Receive Clarion Award

Public Interest Group Recognized for Work on Fuel Economy Standards
October 09, 2002

Washington, D.C., October 9, 2002—This week the Competitive Enterprise Institute will be awarded the Clarion Award for its ongoing public relations campaign on the federal government’s fuel economy standards program, also known as CAFE (corporate average fuel economy).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


CEI has been working on the CAFE issue for more than a decade, educating policymakers, the public, and journalists about the program’s lethal effects on safety through the downsizing of automobiles to meet the federal fuel economy mandates.  The title of CEI’s public relations campaign is “CAFE: Does it Work?  Does it Kill?”


The Clarion is a national award given by the Association for Women in Communications.  CEI’s vice president for communications, Jody Clarke, is accepting the award this Friday at the association’s national conference in Denver.  Other members of CEI’s staff being recognized for the campaign include Sam Kazman, CEI’s general counsel, who won a federal appeals court ruling against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the CAFE issue; Richard Morrison, director of media relations; and Judy Kent, media coordinator.


For more information about CEI’s work on the federal fuel economy standards program, visit the CAFE Cafe.

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website at www.cei.org.