CEI’s President to Address National Economists Club on “California, Global Warming, and Affordable Energy”

Washington, DC, May 30, 2001 — Competitive Enterprise Institute President Fred L. Smith, Jr., will speak to the National Economists Club of Washington, DC, Thursday, May 31 at Noon, about the energy crisis and how global warming policies can help or hurt Americans’ ability to have affordable energy. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Mr. Smith’s address, “California, Global Warming, and Affordable Energy,” is happening on the heels of President Bush’s three-day visit to the Golden State, which is facing a potentially long summer of “grayouts” because of the policies supported by California Governor Gray Davis. CEI supports President Bush’s decision not to place price caps on electricity for Californians, a counterproductive measure that would only serve to drag out the energy crisis.


During his speech to the National Economists Club, Mr. Smith will also address the pros and cons of the recently released National Energy Policy and how the changing politics of the U.S. Senate may affect the proposed policy.




Lunch address to National Economists Club



Fred L. Smith, Jr.

President, Competitive Enterprise Institute



May 31, 2001

Noon (one-hour program will begin at 12:30 p.m.)



Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Third Floor



National Economists Club at 703.739.9404 or CEI Media Relations Dept. at 202.331.1010

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