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Biocrap Victory, Cell Phone Scares and Obama's Gulf Power Grab

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Biocrap Victory, Cell Phone Scares and Obama's Gulf Power Grab

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a major win to biotech crop breeders in a decision announced on Monday, reversing a lower court ruling in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms.

Fear over cell-phone related cancer has lead to more regulation in San Francisco.

A federal judge plans is expected to rule on whether the Obama administration's temporary ban on deepwater offshore drilling can stand, with a decision expected by Wednesday.

1.  BIOTECHNOLOGY

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a major win to biotech crop breeders in a decision announced on Monday, reversing a lower court ruling in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Gregory Conko on what the decision means for biotech food products.

The case “could mean that the approval of other biotech crops won’t be held hostage by meritless nuisance lawsuits like this one.”

 

2. TECHNOLOGY

Fear over cell-phone related cancer has lead to more regulation in San Francisco.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism fellow Ryan Young on how the concern about cell phones and brain tumors is misplaced.

“One wonders why the bed-wetters are only worried about brain cancer; cell phones are held in the hand. And unlike the brain, which is shielded by hair, scalp, and skull, the hand is completely unprotected from cell phone radiation. If cell phones did cause cancer, activists should be at least as worried about skin and bone cancers in the hand.”

 

3. ENERGY

A federal judge plans is expected to rule on whether the Obama administration's temporary ban on deepwater offshore drilling can stand, with a decision expected by Wednesday.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Christopher Horner on how the Obama administration is using the BP oil spill in the gulf as pretext to push through his central planning repackaged as a "green economy."

There's a fundamental transformation to impose; the Left sees its political window for this closing so no time for such inconveniences. You could call it a "Power Grab". Maybe subtitle it "How Obama's Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America".