CEI Today: Chemical non-risk, the war on gov't transparency, and Google Fiber controversy
CHEMICAL NON-RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
While news sources, greens, and U.S. lawmakers hype the risks about children’s exposure to the chemicals found in a host of plastic products from school supplies to toys, the government of Australia has released a comprehensive scientific review on one of the alleged culprits: DNIP (diisononyl phthalate). DNIP is One of nine phthalates used to make soft and flexible plastics used in a variety of valuable products — from blood bags to backpacks (see this CEI study on the topic for more information). Their finding: consumers have nothing to fear. Risks from trace exposure to this chemical are negligible.
GOOGLE FIBER - FRED CAMPBELL
Google will soon launch Google Fiber service to select residents in Kansas City. Fred Campbell, Director of CEI’s Communications Liberty and Innovation Project, lauded the project after it was announced in late July. Today in Ars Technica, Campbell responds to critics who claim Kansas City’s concessions to Google to attract the project qualify as taxpayer-funded “corporate welfare.”
CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
In his book, due out on October 2, Christopher Horner reveals a near-obsession of modern day liberals -- political appointees, sympathetic career activists in government and academics and administrations at public universities -- to avoid creating or allowing access to the record of what they'’re up to at taxpayer expense.