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Boeing expects to see “huge growth” in demand for its jets over the next 20 years.

 CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow Tim Carney asks if Boeing’s rosy projections means it can now stop asking for taxpayer subsidies, as documented in his new book, The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money:


“Boeing is in an enviable position. All the signs suggest it will dominate the market for the coming decades, yet it still has access to your tax dollars. I call this ‘Robin-Hood in Reverse.’”




Wildfires continue to rage in southern California, destroying over 150 homes and buildings.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Robert H. Nelson in the Wall Street Journal on how the federal government’s disastrous land management policies have led to increasingly destructive wildfires:


“For most of the 20th century, the Forest Service has failed to manage our national forests properly while treating fire as a virtual moral evil. Unless these policies are reversed, fires that consume millions of acres and inflict billions of dollars in damage will become more and more common.”




The National Academy of Sciences rejects an EPA report for overstating the cancer threat from the chemical dioxin.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on the EPA’s never ending dioxin scare:


“The NAS said the evidence that dioxin caused cancer in humans was ‘not strong’ and that risk estimates had to be imagined through use of mathematical models. Despite the acknowledged absence of evidence linking dioxin with cancer in humans, the NAS panel bizarrely agreed that dioxin was ‘likely to be carcinogenic to humans.’”



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