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December 16, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for a nationwide ban on all “nonemergency” use of cell phones by automobile drivers. CEI experts released a joint statement explaining why the ban would be ineffective at best. Read the statement here.
>> Shaping the Debate
Climategate Proves Scientists Are – Gasp! – Human
Matt Patterson’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner
Exactly What Is Crony Capitalism, Anyway?
Bill Frezza’s op-ed on RealClearMarkets
Don’t Drill for Roads
Marc Scribner’s op-ed in National Review
Nipping Jobs in the Bud
Brian McGraw’s op-ed in The American Spectator
Occupy Wall Street Movement Ignites the Nation
Bill Frezza’s column in Forbes
How Federal Aid Drives Up College Tuitions
Hans Bader’s op-ed in Minding the Campus
Boeing Double-Teamed by Union, NLRB
Vincent Vernuccio’s citation in The Orange County Register
SOPA Foes Marshall Opposition Before House Panel Vote
Ryan Radia’s citation in CNET
Cell Phone Ban Critic: NTSB Has ‘No Business Telling Me How to Drive My Car’
Ryan Radia’s citation in YahooNews
>> Best of the Blogs
Immigration is Good for Natives
By Daniel Rivera
Obama’s Transparency War Targets Climate Skeptics
By David Bier
Time to Tell the Alternative Energy Industry to Grow Up
By Jackie Moreau
>> CEI Podcast
Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner looks at House Republicans’ “drilling for roads” proposal and finds it wanting. Under this proposal, the federal government would allow more fossil fuel extraction from federally owned lands, as well as offshore. Some of the revenues would go into the federal Highway Trust Fund. This would politicize transportation even more than it already is, and would lead to adverse consequences.