Saturday, July 28, 2007

NCPPR NEWS of INTEREST: GREAT STUFF!

The National Center for Public Policy Review has a round up of "news of interest," which I get emailed to me. If I had the time, I'd cite several of these stories in individual posts. However, I think it's not just easier, but a better idea to post excerpts, and links to them all.

July 27, 2007

The Energy Bill That Isn't: Rep. Nick Rahall's Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007

The Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act would set back vital energy infrastructure improvements needed to address America's rapidly growing energy needs. Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA558_Energy_Bill.html

Neo-Know-Nothings? Law of the Sea Supporter Casts Civility Adrift

Are Law of the Sea Treaty critics a new version of anti-Catholic immigrant bashers? One LOST negotiator says so. Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/2007/07/neo-know-nothings-law-of-sea-supporter.html

Protecting Police Officers More Important Than Helping Political Donors, Group Says

Congress should not put the lives of law enforcement officials at risk to benefit its trial lawyer contributors, says Deneen Borelli of the national black group Project 21. Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21PR_Tiahrt_Amendment_072607.html

Senate Committee Passes a Parade of Pork - Threatens Property Rights

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved a bevy of pork-barrel legislation that simultaneously expands the ever-growing federal estate and threatens the rights of private property owners. Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/2007/07/senate-committee-passes-parade-of-pork.html

CAFE Tab Too Expensive for America

Proposed legislation to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards - the federally-mandated fuel efficiency rules for cars, light trucks and SUVs - will likely cause more harm to the American people than good, says Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVBorelliCAFE90707.html

Anti-DDT Policies Are Deadly for Africa

Last year, one of our colleagues, his wife and their two children were diagnosed with malaria... Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVAyodeleDDT90707.html

Car-Crazy Congress Set to Break the American Auto Industry

Barack Obama wants you to drive a car that gets over 40 miles per gallon, but it's a case of "do as I say and not what I do." Go to http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVMartinCAFE90707.html

Thought-provoking stuff! Go take a look!

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