CEI Weekly: New Study Urges Lawmakers to Reject Green Chemistry

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CEI Weekly

November 18, 2011

>>Featured Story

This week, CEI released a new study debunking claims by environmentalist groups about the risks of commonly-used chemicals. The study’s authors, CEI Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini and Contributing Scholar Daniel J. Murphy, urge state regulators not to appease green lobbyists by forcing perfectly safe products off the shelves. CEI’s press release on the study is available here. You can read the full study here. 

>> Shaping the Debate
Big Labor’s Ohio Win Doesn’t End States’ Fiscal Crises
Matt Patterson’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

Obama’s Education Disaster
Iain Murray and David Bier’s op-ed in The Washington Times

My Job Creation Proposal
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Dissing the National Interest
Marlo Lewis’ post in The National Journal

The Euro Was Always a Bad Bet
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The American Spectator

EPA Jackboots
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Republicans, Democrats, Google and the Church of Sweden Unite to Halt Hollywood
CEI’s citation on Ars Technica


>> Best of the Blogs

Sen. Hagan Would Expand Accelerated Drug Approval
By Greg Conko

Fannie & Freddie’s Double Outrage — Millions in Bonuses and Subsidies for McMansions
By John Berlau

Farm Bill Negotiated in Secrecy
By Daniel Rivera Greenwood

Will Blocking Keystone XL Increase GHG Emissions?
By Marlo Lewis

>> CEI Podcast

November 17, 2011: Conflict Guitars

Conflict minerals are goods that come from sources that use the revenues to fund civil wars and other atrocities. CEI Founder and President Fred Smith talks about why restricting conflict mineral trade can mean more violence, not less. He also discusses why the Gibson guitar company was unjustly raided by the federal government for importing wood that may or may not have been illegally harvested by its suppliers.