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March 5, 2010
>>FOIA Requests Reveal the Department of Energy Turned to Lobbyists to Inflate Value of Wind Energy Proposals
CEI’s Chris Horner on March 3rd revealed findings from a FOIA request to the Department of Energy on Pajamas Media. His findings suggest that the DOE turned to George Soros and other wind industry lobbyists to discredit studies suggesting that wind energy programs in Spain and Denmark were a bust. Read the article here.
>>This Land Ain’t your Land – CEI Releases Eminent Domain Study
CEI’s Marc Scribner published a study this week on eminent domain’s adverse effects on entrepreneurship. Read about it here.
>>Bureaucrash Activists Protest Egyptian Government to Free Kareem
Activists from the Bureaucrash social network gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy here in DC to protest the imprisoning of Abdul Kareem, better known as Kareem Amer, over expressing his opinions on his own blog. Watch the footage here.
>>Shaping the Debate
The EU Searches for a Monopolist, Finds Google
Alberto Mingardi and Wayne Crews’ article in the Wall Street Journal
Climategate: This Time it’s NASA
Iain Murray and Roger Abbott’s article in the American Spectator
Questions Swirl Around Wind-Jobs Studies
Chris Horner’s citation in the Chicago Tribune
>>Best of the Blogs
Debunking the Smear Campaign Against the Murkowski Resolution
by Marlo Lewis
In recent weeks I have penned four columns debunking the smear campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to stop EPA from dealing itself into a position to make climate and energy policy for the nation — a power Congress never delegated to EPA when it enacted the Clean Air Act.
Regulation of the Day 123: Donating Blood
by Ryan Young
If you’re gay, you can’t donate blood. It’s illegal. The ban was put in place in 1983, during the early days of the HIV/AIDS scare. It may have made some sense in those days, when HIV testing was less than trustworthy. But it sure doesn’t now, with modern screening technology.
Light it Up: Earth Hour 2010
by Michelle Minton
Last year the Competitive Enterprise Institute cheekily declared that anyone not sitting in the dark, naked in the woods was by default celebrating Human Achievement Hour–a holiday we created to highlight the innovations and discoveries made by human beings that improve the quality of our everyday lives and highlight the necessity of free thought. This year we’re doing it again! For the second annual celebration of Human Achievement Hour we are highlighting some of the best innovations, discoveries, and improvements humans have made.
Episode 82: Lessons from Chile
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott and Brooke Oberwetter unite to bring you episode 82. We cover lessons from Chile, healthcare legislation on life support, a perfect storm for the IPCC, underage iPod assemblers and Charlie Rangel’s fairy godmother.
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