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Windmills in Danger, Record Unemployment and Hurricane Season

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Windmills in Danger, Record Unemployment and Hurricane Season

A wind power development in Wyoming may be derailed by the Endangered Species Act.

The unemployment rate rises to 9.4%.

Residents in the southeastern U.S. brace for the summer hurricane season.

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1. ENVIRONMENT 

A wind power development in Wyoming may be derailed by the Endangered Species Act.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk and Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the irony of the situation

“The greens are getting a taste of their own medicine. For years, they have used the Endangered Species Act to regulate use of private and public property around the nation, and now one species listing could undermine one of their sacred cows: green power. A story in today’s Land Letter, highlights the fact that windmill operations in Wyoming—which are subsidized by the feds under the global warming agenda of the Obama Administration—may imperil the sage grouse. The Department of Interior is considering a listing of the bird, which could throw a wrench into federally subsidized development of a network of windmills.” 

 

2. BUSINESS

The unemployment rate rises to 9.4%.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Vice President Wayne Crews and Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young on why lawmakers should deregulate to stimulate

“Doing business in America is becoming very expensive. No wonder there is less of it. A deregulatory stimulus would lighten regulation's heavy hand. Thousands of new rules come into effect every year, but very few are ever repealed. One of President George W. Bush's most long-lasting legacies will likely be the more than 30,000 regulations enacted under his watch.” 

 

3. SCIENCE

Residents in the southeastern U.S. brace for the summer hurricane season.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Daniel Sutter on the alleged link between hurricanes and global warming

“Climate experts and policy makers have debated the existence of a potential link between global warming and increased hurricane activity since the record-setting 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. While claims that hurricanes are already stronger due to climate change are highly controversial, research demonstrates that increases in societal vulnerability to hurricanes—the number of persons and amount of property in coastal areas—goes a long way toward explaining the increases in hurricane losses over time.” 

 

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