CEI Weekly: Challenging the EPA

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CEI Weekly
February 19, 2010

>>CEI and Allies Challenge EPA Global Warming Regulations
This week, CEI’s Sam Kazman and other allies filed a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s plan to regulate emissions under the Clean Air Act and filed a petition with the EPA, asking it to reconsider its decision. Read the full story at CEI.org.

>>CEI Co-Sponsors CPAC 2010
This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is taking place this weekend in Washington DC. CEI’s Fred Smith and other policy analysts will be speaking and participating in forums during the whole weekend. To see where to catch them and get more information on CPAC, click here.

>>Shaping the Debate
Texas, Skeptics Seek Court Review of EPA’s ‘Endangerment’ Finding
Sam Kazman’s quote in the New York Times

Big Firms Drop Support for US Climate Bill
Myron Ebell’s quote in the Guardian

Tom ‘I, Me, Mine’ Friedman Responds to the Global Warming Deniers, Hilarity Ensues
Christopher Horner’s op-ed in Big Journalism

>>Best of the Blogs
Obama Defends Misguided Spending Stimulus on One-Year Anniversary
by Wayne Crews
Today on the anniversary of Porkulus, President Barack Obama and his staff are defending the massive spending stimulus and sweeping financial, health care, energy efficiency, “green job” and other interventions. We have called instead for a major “Deregulatory Stimulus” to reject endless political stimulus and liberalize the economy. Meanwhile, alongside trillions in spending, regulations now exceed $1.2 trillion a year and are growing at the rate of over 3,000 new rules a year.

Of Snow, Shovels, and Property Rights
by Michelle Minton
Imagine that you brave the cold to complete the laborious task of carving out a parking space on some snow encrusted street. How pissed off would you be if you come home from work to discover that some other motorist decided to take advantage of your effort and park their car in the space you created? Does the labor you put into “creating” the space in the snow give you a right to that stretch of public parking? In some cities like Boston, MA you have a legal right to reserve cleared parking spots with lawn chairs or cones, but in DC it isn’t so

Scientist at Center of Email Scandal Admits No Recent Warming
by Michael Fumento
I noted that Kevin Trenberth, a lead author of the warmist bible, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report—told Congress two years ago that evidence for manmade warming is “unequivocal.” He claimed “the planet is running a ’fever’ and the prognosis is that it is apt to get much worse.” Yet in one of the released emails he admitted that data showed there was no warming “at the moment.” Now Professor Phil Jones, director the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Center and the central figure in the ‘Climategate’ affair, has conceded there’s been no ‘statistically significant’ warming. Naturally he said it was a “blip” and not a trend

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 80: Say Bayh Bayh
Host Richard Morrison and co-hosts William Yeatman and Marc Scribner sort through the political fallout from Sen. Evan Bayh’s surprise retirement. They also pick through the mess that is the U.S. Senate, finding both good and bad. Also coming under the microscope are the latest developments in the ever-growing Climategate scandal, and Kevin Smith’s troubles with Southwest Airlines.

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