CEI Weekly: The Free Checking Restoration Act

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CEI Weekly
October 29, 2010

>>Featured Story

Many banks that once offered free checking now impose fees on account holders. In The Wall Street Journal this week, John Berlau argues that new Federal Reserve rules and the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill have caused the end of free checking. So Berlau suggests that Congress make it up to consumers by introducing “The Free Checking Restoration Act.”

>>Shaping the Debate

We’ve Been LaHood-winked on Transportation Mobility Grants That Push Big Green’s Anti-Car Agenda
Marc Scribner’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

Colorado’s Clean Air Clean Jobs Act Will Accomplish Neither
William Yeatman’s CEI OnPoint

Is Wind the Next Ethanol?
Ben Lieberman’s CEI OnPoint

The Lord of the Tax Breaks
Iain Murray’s blog post on The Washington Examiner Blogs

Big Trucks May Face Fuel Consumption Regulations
Myron Ebell’s citation in USA Today

Acting on its Own, EPA Sets New Rules on Truck Emissions
Chris Horner’s citation in Investor’s Business Daily

>>Best of the Blogs

PETA vs. CEI: A Surprisingly Amiable Exchange of Ideas
By Michelle Minton

Over-Indulging Alcohol Regulators
By Angela Logomasini

Sen. Grassley’s Selective Crusade Against Conflicts of Interest
By Greg Conko

Can the Endangered Species Act Compel America to De-Industrialize?

By Marlo Lewis

>>CEI Podcast: October 25, 2010: Regulating Every Room

CEI’s Senior Fellow in Environmental Policy Ben Lieberman explains how new energy regulations affect every room in your house, from the basement to the bathroom to the kitchen and beyond.

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