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<p><strong>Center Director: <a href="http://cei.org/expert/myron-ebell">Myron Ebell</a></strong></p><p>CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment makes the positive case for abundant energy and promotes environmental policies based on economic freedom, property rights, and limited government.&nbsp; We oppose policies based on the beliefs that prosperity threatens the environment, that the answer to every environmental challenge is more regulation, and that risks can be abolished by limiting human ingenuity.</p>

Conservative Groups Urge Lawmakers to Gut Climate Programs in U.S. Military

Reuters covers a coalition letter, signed by CEI, supporting an amendment to the NDAA regarding climate change policies.

A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet.

CEI Praises EPA Decision to Repeal Disastrous Waters of the U.S. Rule

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to repeal the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This rule expanded federal oversight and power over U.S. “navigable waters” to apply to any land occupied by water at the time, such as seasonal pools or drainage channels.

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) experts have argued against this policy change for years and applauds the EPA for rolling back this harmful example of executive overreach.

CEI Launches Television Ad Campaign Urging President Trump to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) launched an aggressive advertising campaign this week that includes nearly 70 television spots over the course of three days aimed at urging President Trump to keep his campaign promise to American voters and withdraw from the harmful Paris Climate Agreement.

Christopher C. Horner

Christopher C. Horner is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. An attorney in Washington, D.C., Horner has represented CEI, scientists, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on matters of environmental policy at the federal court level and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Coalition Letter to the Ways and Means Committee on Wind Production Tax Credits

From the letter:
"Congress did the right thing and allowed the wind production tax credit (PTC) to expire at the
end of last year. Resurrecting this massive subsidy will make the electricity grid less reliable,
increase electricity rates, increase investment uncertainty, and increase the debt burden for our
children and grandchildren."

Capitol Research Center: The Social Cost of Carbon

The Social Cost of Carbon is a number guesstimated by economists and then manipulated by bureaucrats and environmentalists to justify government activities ranging from the shutdown of coal-fired power plants to the regulation of microwave oven clocks. The problem is that it’s a made-up number with no scientific validity, put out by flawed computer models using data from other flawed models and ignoring the huge cost of not using carbon-based energy.

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