CEI Weekly: The EPA’s Latest Power Grab

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CEI Weekly

January 13, 2012

>>Featured Story

Mike and Chantell Sackett are small business owners who planned to build their home in Priest Lake, Idaho. After they obtained the permits and began the foundation, the EPA declared that the Sacketts’ property was actually a wetland protected under the Clean Water Act. Learn about the Sacketts struggle in Senior Fellow Chris Horner’s interview on GBTV and in Adjunct Scholar R.J. Smith’s op-ed in The American Spectator.

>> Shaping the Debate

EPA Regulation of Fuel Economy: Congressional Intent or Climate Coup
Marlo Lewis’ study published by The Federalist Society

Avoiding a Lost Decade
Iain Murray and David Bier’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Biggest Hidden Cost Is to Democracy
Marlo Lewis’ article published by the Environmental Law Institute

Commerce Head Wants Consumers Pay More For Energy
Iain Murray and David Bier’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

EEOC Demands Imperil the Public
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Washington Times

The Non-Union for Restaurant Workers
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Does Four Loko Help Live La Vida Loca?
Michelle Minton’s citation in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Restoring Due Process
Sam Kazman’s citation in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Modern Dancers, Bed-Bug Battlers, Earth Worshipers Get EPA ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants
Chris Horner’s citation in The Daily Caller

>> Best of the Blogs
Birth Control Conflicts of Interest
By Greg Conko

The EPA’s War on Transparency
William Yeatman

Supreme Court Rejects Obama Administration Power Grab Over Churches in Hosanna-Tabor vs. EEOC
By Hans Bader

U.S. Economic Freedoms Decline as Regulations Increase
By Ivan Osorio

To Frack or Not to Frack: An Indecisive Cuomo
By Jackie Moreau