CEI Weekly: Taxpayers Bear Regulatory Cost Burden

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CEI Weekly
August 19, 2011

>>Featured Story

According to Americans for Tax Reform, August 12 is the day Americans have to work until to pay for taxation and regulation at state and local levels. In The Washington Times this week, CEI Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews explained ways we can cut back on this enormous cost burden. Read his op-ed here.

>>Shaping the Debate

Debt Downgrade: Why Did it Take S&P So Long?
Fred L. Smith’s column in Forbes

Europe’s Short Sightedness
John Berlau’s op-ed in The American Spectator

BPA Law Should Be Canned
Henry I. Miller’s op-ed in The Orange County Register

Bashing EPA is New Theme in G.O.P. Race
Myron Ebell’s citation in The New York Times

Don’t Believe the EPA: PNM Ruling a Rip-off
William Yeatman’s op-ed in The Albuquerque Journal

Finally Free From Government Servitude
Wayne Crews’ op-ed in The Washington Times

The Government War on Free Enterprise
Iain Murray’s op-ed in Big Government

Medical Magellans
Fred L. Smith’s op-ed for the Center of American Experiment

Request for Social Media Curbs in Britain Spark Debate
Ryan Radia’s citation in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Big Brother Goes Green
Ryan Radia and Marc Scribner’s citation in Human Events

>>Best of the Blogs

Issa: 54.5 MPG Fuel Standard Economy Law Negotiated Outside Scope of Law
By Marlo Lewis

CEI Joins Coalition to Oppose New Air Taxes
By Marc Scribner

EPA-Backed Study: Products Containing BPA Harmless

By Aaron Buchhop

Europe’s Woes No Excuse for Abysmal Job Growth
By John Berlau

>> CEI Podcast

August 18, 2011: How the EPA Makes Electricity Less Affordable

Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman tells the story of how the EPA is forcing a power plant in New Mexico to install $370 million worth of equipment to improve visibility in a nearby park. Peer-reviewed research says the visibility improvement has a 35 percent chance of being perceptible to the human eye. New Mexican electricity consumers, meanwhile, will be able to perceive their bills going up by an average of $82 per year.