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CEI Weekly: The History of Environmentalism

CEI Weekly is a compilation of articles and blog posts from CEI’s fellows and associates sent out via e-mail every Friday. Also included in the Weekly newsletter is a brief description of CEI’s weekly podcast and a feature on a major CEI breakthrough made during the week. To sign up for CEI Weekly, go to CEI Weekly July 30, 2010 >>[Video] Robert J. Smith on the History of Environmentalism Robert J. Smith, director of the Center for Private Conservation, explains in this short video how the modern environmentalist movement began in America. A celebrated author and environmental historian, Smith shows how the anti-war movement of the late 1960s evolved into an anti-capitalism movement that pushed for government control of the environment. Read more by Robert J. Smith here. >>Shaping the Debate Energy Bills Could Include Trans-Atlantic Tax Iain Murray and Matthew Sinclair's op-ed in The Washington Times Elena Kagan's War on Small Business John Berlau's op-ed on National Review Online New climate data reignite debate Myron Ebell's quotation in the Financial Times Offsets are Crucial in Cap and Trade Iain Murray's letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal Climate Alarmism? Myron Ebell's citation in The Orange County Register Deal for Credit Firm Draws Fire for GM John Berlau's citation in The Boston Globe >>Best of the Blogs Who is Elizabeth Warren and why does Big Labor Love Her? by F. Vincent Vernuccio Coalition Letter: Wine and Spirits Bill Affont to Consumer Choice by Angela Logomasini Jim Hood: Another of the Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General by Hans Bader >>LibertyWeek Podcast Episode 103: Katherine Mangu-Ward Edition Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome very special guest Katherine Mangu-Ward to episode 103. We discuss the Pentagon’s brownie recipe, the organic food police, the war on online classrooms, and Katherine’s chapter in the recently released book from Templeton Press, New Threats to Freedom. >>Support CEI Like what you read? The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 26-year record of success is made possible by our over 3,000 supporters. Please be sure to stop by to make a donation today.  Curious about all the possible ways to donate to CEI? Contact Al Canata at or 202-331-2280 to find out more.