CEI Weekly: The History of Environmentalism

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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.

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