CEI Today: Lack of liberty on Independence Day, EPA vs. mining, and West Nile Virus
LIBERTY & INDEPENDENCE DAY - WAYNE CREWS
We have much to be grateful for in the U.S.A., but we’re a long way from grasping the impacts of government intervention on our liberty. Many costs of intervention don’t get tallied at all, yet are genuine in the eyes of the affected. Let’s look at some.
EPA vs MINING - MYRON EBELL
A record number of Americans have rejected the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. Through CEI’s Resourceful Earth alone, more than 236,400 comments opposing the EPA’s flawed study were submitted. “While well-funded national environmental pressure groups have been fighting the proposed Pebble Project for years, the American public has just now become aware of the mine's potential to create more than 15,000 jobs and $64 billion in economic contributions, and to the devastating precedent that would be set by EPA taking pre-emptive action on the project outside of the normal permitting process,” said Myron Ebell, director of CEI's Center for Energy and Environment and its Resourceful Earth project.
WEST NILE VIRUS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
Alarmism and junk science surrounding pesticides may translate into more sicknesses and deaths related to the mosquito-carried West Nile Virus. Activists and others are attacking products that local public officials need to reduce mosquito populations and public health risks. In the past, activists have attacked insect repellants containing the chemical DEET. But one of the best things you can do to reduce risks for your kids and yourself is to use insect repellants, particularly those that contain the chemical DEET.