Competitive Enterprise Institute

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

Background

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was founded in 1984 and describes itself as “a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty.” [1]

CEI pursues what it calls a “full-service approach to advancing public policy.” That includes media advocacy campaigns intended to “reach policy makers, influential opinion leaders, and grassroots activists.” Part of their approach is to “build coalitions, joining with allies to advance specific issues at the state, national, and international levels.”

Oil giant ExxonMobil has been one of CEI's top funders, contributing over $1.6 million, although Exxon has reportedly stopped funding the organization. Donors Trust (DThas donated over $4 million to CEI as of 2013. DT has been described as the “dark money ATM of the conservative movement” for its ability to take in funds from anonymous donors and distribute them to recipient organizations. [37]

CEI Center for Energy and Environment

Myron Ebell, chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition and an outspoken man-made climate change denier, serves as Director of the CEI's Center for Energy and EnvironmentIn March 2010, the Financial Times called Ebell “one of America's most prominent climate-change skeptics.” [36], [38]

According to the CEI's website, “
CEI's largest program takes on all the hard energy and climate issues. CEI questions global warming alarmism, makes the case for access to affordable energy, and opposes energy-rationing policies, including the Kyoto Protocol, cap-and-trade legislation, and EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. CEI also opposes all government mandates and subsidies for conventional and alternative energy technologies.” [3]

GlobalWarming.org (Cooler Heads Coalition)

The Cooler Heads Coalition, also known as GlobalWarming.org, is formerly a sub-group of the National Consumer Coalition, but now run as an “informal and ad-hoc group focused on dispelling the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis.”

GlobalWarming.org states, “This website is paid for and maintained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.” [39]

SafeChemicalPolicy.org

SafeChemicalPolicy.org is a website that lobbies against regulations of the chemical industry, and promotes “the life-enhancing value of chemicals.” 

According to their website, “we don't need to fear modern chemical technologies. In fact, we should fear the campaigns to ban, regulate, or otherwise deprive customers of the benefits associated with [chemical technologies].” [40]

Stance on Climate Change

2016

CEI questions global warming alarmism, makes the case for access to affordable energy, and opposes energy-rationing policies, including the Kyoto Protocol, cap-and-trade legislation, and EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. CEI also opposes all government mandates and subsidies for conventional and alternative energy technologies.” [3]

2008

“Although global warming has been described as the greatest threat facing mankind, the policies designed to address global warming actually pose a greater threat. The Kyoto Protocol and similar domestic schemes to ration carbon-based energy use would do little to slow carbon dioxide emissions, but would have enormous costs.” [2]

2006

“The fuels that produce CO2 have freed us from a world of backbreaking labor, lighting up our lives, allowing us to create and move the things we need; the people we love. [Ominous Music] Now, some politicians want to label carbon dioxide a pollutant.  Imagine if they succeed. What would our lives be like then? Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution. We call it life.” [43]

Funding

The Conservative Transparency Project breaks down CEI's funding as follows (1985 - 2014): [4]

View attached spreadsheet for additional information on the Competitive Enterprise Institute's funding by year (.xlsx). Note that not all individual funding values have been verified by DeSmogBlog for accuracy.

Donor Total
Dunn's Foundation for the Advancement of Right Thinking $5,917,000
DonorsTrust $5,200,550
Sarah Scaife Foundation $3,865,000
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation $1,780,040
Exxon Mobil* $1,690,000
Searle Freedom Trust $1,560,000
Donors Capital Fund $1,127,279
Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation $364,820
Scaife Family Foundation $350,000
The Randolph Foundation $349,885
Barbara and Barre Seid Foundation $343,190
David H. Koch Charitable Foundation $315,000
Earhart Foundation $240,000
John M. Olin Foundation $230,300
Chase Foundation of Virginia $216,960
Castle Rock Foundation $210,000
Claws Foundation $210,000
Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust $210,000
American Future Fund $150,000
William H. Donner Foundation $143,708
Robert P. Rotella Foundation $122,500
Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation $119,703
Armstrong Foundation $117,500
The Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation $100,000
JM Foundation $80,000
The Rodney Fund $78,000
The Roe Foundation $70,000
PhRMA $60,000
The Carthage Foundation $60,000
Jaquelin Hume Foundation $50,000
Philip M. McKenna Foundation $50,000
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation $45,000
The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation $42,000
John William Pope Foundation $40,000
The Challenge Foundation $40,000
Holman Foundation $35,062
The Whitcomb Charitable Foundation $30,500
Pierre F. and Enid Goodrich Foundation $30,000
Aequus Institute $27,000
American Petroleum Institute $25,000
Crossroads GPS $25,000
Same Line Foundation $22,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation $20,000
Woodhouse Family Foundation $18,000
Lowndes Foundation $15,000
The Robertson-Finley Foundation $15,000
Diana Davis Spencer Foundation $13,000
Deramus Foundation $10,000
Herrick Foundation $10,000
The Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation $5,000
True Foundation $2,800
Abstraction Fund $2,000
Lynn & Foster Friess Family Foundation $1,250
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation $1,000
Ed Uihlein Family Foundation $1,000
Leadership Institute $500
Grand Total $25,857,547

In 2007 ExxonMobil reported that they would no longer be funding CEI[7][8]

Koch Funding

According to data from Greenpeace, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has received a grand total of at least $804,723 from Koch-related foundations between 1986 and 2014. Breakdown below: [49]

Donor Contribution ('86-'14)
Charles Koch Foundation $119,703
Charles Koch Institute $5,200
Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation $364,820
David H. Koch Charitable Foundation $315,000
Grand Total $804,723

Other Funders

According to the Capital Research Center, other corporations who have funded CEI include Cigna, Chevron, Texaco, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation, and numerous others. [5]

A CEI report sent to Philip Morris also lists a number of other companies and foundations who had given CEI $10,000 or more: [6]

990 Forms

Key People

Board of Directors

Name 2011[12] 2016[9]
Bill Dunn Y Member emeritus
Frances B. Smith Y Past Executive Director, Consumer Alert
Fred L. Smith, Jr. Y Y Founder & Past President of CEI
James R. Curley Y Y Board of the Reason Foundation
James R. Von Ehr Y Y President and founder of Zyvex Labs, LLC
Jean-Claude Gruffat Y
Kerry Halferty Hardy Y
Lawson Bader Y Past CEI President
Leonard Liggio Y Executive vice president for academics, Atlas Network.
Michael S. Greve Y Y Chairmain of the board. John G. Searle Scholar at AEI.
Michael W. Gleba Y President and Trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation
Thomas Gale Moore Y Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Todd J. Zywicki Y Chairman of the Board
W. Thomas Haynes Y Y
William A. Dunn Y

CEI Staff

Name 2015[10] 2016[42]
Adam Schulman Y
Al Canata Y Y
Amanda France Y Y
Angela Logomasini Y Y
Anna St. John Y
Annie Dwyer Y Y
Ashley Burdick Y
Carrie Sheffield Y
Christine Hall Y Y
Christopher C. Horner Y Y
Clyde Wayne Crews Y Y
Coley Jackson Y Y
Ellen Ruppert Y Y
Fred L. Smith, Jr. Y Y
Gordon Cummings Y
Gregory Conko Y Y
Hans Bader Y Y
Iain Murray Y Y
Ivan Osorio Y Y
Jennifer Jones Y Y
John Berlau Y
Keara Vickers Y Y
Lauren Avey Y Y
Lawson Bader Y
Marc Scribner Y Y
Marlo Lewis, Jr. Y Y
Mary Beth Gombita Y Y
Melissa A. Holyoak Y
Melody Akhavan Y
Michelle Minton Y Y
Myron Ebell Y Y
Richard Morrison Y Y
Ryan Lynch Y Y
Ryan Radia Y Y
Ryan Young Y Y
Sam Kazman Y Y
Ted Frank Y
Trey Kovacs Y Y
William Frezza Y Y
William Yeatman Y Y

CEI Experts

Name 2011[13] 2015[11] 2016[41]
Adam Schulman Y
Alex Harris Y
Alex Nowrasteh Y
Angela Logomasini Y Y Y
Anna St. John Y
Ashley Burdick Y
Bradley Jansen Y
Brian McGraw Y
Carrie Sheffield Y
Cassandra C. Moore Y
Christopher C. Horner Y Y Y
Christopher Culp Y
Clyde Wayne Crews Y Y Y
Donald J. Boudreaux Y
F. Vincent Vernuccio Y
Frances B. Smith Y
Fred L. Smith, Jr. Y Y Y
George A. Pieler Y
Gregory Conko Y Y Y
Hans Bader Y Y Y
Henry I. Miller Y
Iain Murray Y Y Y
Ivan Osorio Y Y Y
James Bovard Y
James L. Gattuso Y
James M. Sheehan Y
James Plummer Y
James V. DeLong Y
Jeremy Rabkin Y
Jerome Arnett Y
Jessica Melugin Y
Joel Schwartz Y
John Berlau Y Y Y
Lawson Bader Y
Marc Scribner Y Y Y
Marlo Lewis, Jr. Y Y Y
Matt Patterson Y
Matthew Melchiorre Y
Melissa A. Holyoak Y
Melody Akhavan Y
Michael S. Greve Y
Michelle Minton Y Y Y
Myron Ebell Y Y Y
Patrick Cox Y
Rand Simberg Y
Richard Tren Y
Robert H. Nelson Y
Robert J. Smith Y
Robert L. Bradley Jr. Y
Ryan Radia Y Y Y
Ryan Young Y Y Y
Sam Kazman Y Y Y
Stan Liebowitz Y
Steven J. Milloy Y
Ted Frank Y
Trey Kovacs Y Y
William Frezza Y Y Y
William Yeatman Y Y Y

Actions

July 12, 2016

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, represented by Kent Lassman, was among 22 groups represented in a “Coalition” open letter pushing back against what the Heartland Institute describes as an “affront to free speech.” The groups are responding to the recent Web of Denial Resolution brought up in the Senate, calling out fossil fuel industry-funded groups denying climate change. [56]

According to the Climate Investigations Center, all but one of the open letter's signatory organizations have taken money (totalling at least $92 million since 1997) from the “climate denial web” including Koch Brothers' various foundations, ExxonMobil, and two “Dark Money” organizations, Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund. [59]

Championed by Senators Whitehouse, Markey, Schatz, Boxer, Merkley, Warren, Sanders, and Franken, the resolution condemns what they are calling the #WebOfDenial — “interconnected groups – funded by the Koch brothers, major fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, identity-scrubbing groups like Donors Trust and Donors Capital, and their allies – developed and executed a massive campaign to deceive the public about climate change to halt climate action and protect their bottom lines.” [57]

The open letter addresses the senators, calling them “tyrants”: 

“We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you. Calls for debate will be met with political retribution. That’s called tyranny. And, we reject it.” [58]

The full list of signatories and their respective organizations is as follows:

June 6, 2016

Following CEI's subpoena from Claude Walker, Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Competitive Enterprise Institute received a letter of support signed by thirty-one organizations described as a “broad coalition of free market groups.” [54]

“This subpoena was an all-out assault on free speech. Forcing the CEI to hand over private information to government officials is an affront to the First Amendment rights of all Americans,” the letter states.

The full letter (see PDFasserts that the subpoena, while it was eventually withdrawn, was a “dangerous precedent.” [55]

“Free market and taxpayer groups  have been under assault by government officials including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This is just another example of how the government is engaging in selective targeting based on a political agenda that is meant to intimidate others from participating and engaging in any debate that may run contrast to the position of the current administration.  ”

Signatories listed included the following: [55]

May 18, 2016

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) placed a full page color advertisement in The New York Times titled “Abuse of Power” (PDF).  The ad serves as an open letter from 43 signatories including organizations and individuals in response to  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker, and the coalition of Attourneys General investigating groups denying man-made climate change. [46], [47]

Attempts to intimidate CEI and our allies and silence our policy research are unconstitutional,” said CEI president Kent Lassman. “The First Amendment protects us and everyone has a duty to respect it – even state attorneys general.  CEI will continue to fight for all Americans to support the causes in which they believe.” [46]

The Competitive Enterprise Institute received a subpoena from AG Walker on April 7, 2016. On April 20, CEI filed an objection to the subpoena calling it “offensive,” “un-American,” and “unlawful,” and are contending that AG Walker is “violating CEI’s First Amendment rights.”  [46]

The “freedom of speech” argument was echoed by ExxonMobil's legal team, as well as numerous other conservative groups including the Pacific Legal Foundation, and Heritage Foundation and the recently-formed Free Speech in Science Project, a group created by the same lawyers who defended the Competitive Enterprise Institute in the past. [48]

The CEI letter lists the following signatories:

February, 2016

Richard Lindzen, a prominent denier of man-made climate change, appeared on the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Real Clear Radio Hour where he spoke to host Bill Frezza.



Lindzen's comments were transcribed at Marc Morano's Climate Depot (reproduced below): [44
]

Question: How much warming do you expect for a doubling of carbon dioxide?
 
Lindzen: “Doubling is chosen for a very good reason. The dependence of the greenhouse gas effects what is called logarithmic. Which means if you double CO2 from 280 to 560ppm, you would get the same thing you as you would get from doubling from 560 to 10120. It’s a diminishing return thing.”
“There is no obvious trend for at least 18 years in temperature.”

Lindzen on 97% consensus:

Lindzen: “It was the narrative from the beginning. In 1998, [NASA’s James] Hansen made some vague remarks. Newsweek ran a cover that says all scientists agree. Now they never really tell you what they agree on. It is propaganda.”

“So all scientists agree it’s probably warmer now than it was at the end of the Little Ice Age. Almost all Scientists agree that if you add CO2 you will have some warming. Maybe very little warming. But it is propaganda to translate that into it is dangerous and we must reduce CO2 etc.
 
If you can make an ambiguous remark and you have people who will amplify it ‘they said it not me’ and he response of the political system is to increase your funding, what’s not to like?
 
If I look through my department, at least half of them keep mum. Just keep on doing your work, trying to figure out how it works.
MIT ‘has just announced that they see this bringing in $300 million bucks. It will support all sorts of things.'”

Inverse magazine offers a brief fact check of Lindzen's most recent claims. They also quote climate scientist Ray Perrehumbert's 2012 lecture to the American Geophysical Union: [45]

“It's OK to be wrong, and [Richard Lindzen] is a smart person, but most people don’t really understand that one way of using your intelligence is to spin ever more clever ways of deceiving yourself. … He has made a career of being wrong in interesting ways about climate science.”

August 5, 2015

The Competitive Enterprise Institute's Myron Ebell was interviewed alongside of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Jeremy Symons on the August 5 edition of CSPAN's Washington Journal. During the interview, EDF’s Symons “confronted” Ebell about his sources of funding, asking, “Isn't Murray Energy your biggest funder of your dinner? They're the biggest coal company in the United States for underground mining.” [35]

Ebell responded:

“I'd like to see a lot more funding from all of those companies, but unfortunately many of the coal companies are now going bankrupt … I would like to have more funding so that I can combat the nonsense put out by the environmental movement.”  [35]

Watch Myron Ebell’s interview on CSPAN, below:

July 7 - 8, 2015

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was a co-sponsor to the Heartland Institute's Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC10) in Washington, DC. [14]

July, 2015

Lawson Bader, representing the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was a speaker at FreedomFest 2015 where he offered a July 10 presentation titled ”Gavel Out! Legal Opportunities to Push Back Regulatory Overreach.” [50]

Bader also appeared on a July 11 panel discussion titled “Think Tanks Make a Difference.” Speakers included representatives from a number of prominent Conservative think tanks: [51]

February, 2015

Mother Jones magazine reports that the Competitive Enterprise Institute was the driving force behind two lawsuits opposing Obamacare including King v. Burwell[52]

According to Mother Jones, “If the CEI-backed case prevails, more than 8 million people could lose their health coverage, premiums could skyrocket 35 percent or more, and the fledgling health care reform effort could collapse. CEI also helped launch Halbig v. Burwell, a similar case that is on hold pending the Supreme Court's decision in King.” [52]

The magazine notes that while “Even after CEI filed its anti-Obamacare lawsuits, Big Pharma continued to fund the think tank” even while the health care law was projected to boost the industry's profits by up by $25 billion over the following decade. While PHRMAdeclined whether to say if they would continue to fund CEI, while a GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman said that ”GSK supports efforts to increase access, improve quality and reduce cost growth in the US health system and we remain committed to working with the administration and other stakeholders as the ACA is fully implemented.” [52]

If that's the case, though, it begs the question of why Glaxo and other pharmaceutical industry outfits that pledged their support to Obamacare have simultaneously backed a group that for years has been plotting the law's destruction,” writes Mother Jones[52]

October 29, 2014

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit suing the White House “over a video that claimed global warming might be tied to last year's extreme cold spell, commonly referred to as the 'polar vortex,'” according to a report from ThinkProgress. The White House stated that the video did not “represent the official agency position,” and instead represented the “personal opinions” of the White House's Office of Science and Technology director, John Holdren, and OSTP Senior Communications Advisor, Becky Fried. [15]

CEI then filed a Freedom of Information Act request “for all White House documents and e-mails discussing whether the validity of the science really does constitute Holdren and Fried’s personal opinions, and all documents related to the cost of producing Holdren’s video.” The White House came forth with some material following the FOIA request, but withheld 47 additional pieces of information that it claimed contained “privileged material.” [15]

September 26, 2014

CEI's Marlo Lewis attends the “At the Crossroads; Energy & Climate Policy Summit” in Houston, Texas, hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and The Heritage Foundation. Lewis presents in “Panel II: Taking Stock of Current Climate Regulation.” [16]

July 7 - 9, 2014

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was a co-sponsor to the Heartland Institute's Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) in Las Vegas, Nevada. [17]

June, 2014

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit against the NSA. CEI President Lawson Bader writes that their reasoning is to gain access to information they have failed to retrieve from theEPA including “cell phone and text message records that we believe will show the degree to which left-leaning environmental pressure groups have had unfettered, back-channel access to EPA leadership.” [53]

Bader writes that “the NSA might have the information that the EPA claims is non-existent. So we are asking the federal government to snitch on itself. And that is actually kind of funny.” [53]

May 21 - 23, 2012

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is listed as a “Gold Sponsor” of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7). [18]

June 30 - July 1, 2011

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was a co-sponsor (PDF) to the Heartland Institute's Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC6). [19]

May, 2010

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was a co-sponsor (PDF) to the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC4). [20]

June 2, 2009

The Competitive Enterprise Institute cosponsored the Heartland Institute's Third International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC3). [21]

The conference's theme was “Climate Change: Scientific Debate and Economic Analysis,” to reflect Heartland's belief that that “scientific debate is not over.”

March 8 - 10, 2009

The Competitive Enterprise Institute cosponsored the Heartland Institute's Second International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2). [22]

March, 2008

CEI released a national ad campaign “on the Impact of Al Gore’s Global Warming Policies.” The campaign focused on “the threat to affordable energy posed by Al Gore’s global warming agenda.” See video below: [23]

Video transcript:

“Here's the electricity we use at home. Al Gore uses twenty times as much. Mister gore's friends use lots of energy too. But Al Gore wants to cut our energy use, putting our jobs and our future in jeopardy. Mr Gore's future, on the other hand, couldn't be brighter. We depend on reliable, affordable energy for our food, our transportation, our homes. It's the best protection we have against the hazards of life and it's even more important to people elsewhere who are struggling to survive; to break out of the prison of poverty. For them, affordable energy is something to hope for and something to celebrate. But what will happen to that hope if we restrict energy use? Some people may have a bright future. But don't kid yourself: Without affordable energy, hundreds of millions of people won't have any future at all.”

CEI's Sam Kazman, the ad co-creator, said that “Global warming activists warn us about the alleged threats from global warming, but are usually silent about the much more immediate threats from global warming policies.” [24]

March 2 - 4, 2008

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was a cosponsor of the Heartland Institute's First International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC1). The conference was titled “Global Warming: Truth or Swindle.” [25]

January, 2007

CEI offered up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available to comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

CEI described the IPCC's Summary for Policymakers as a “propaganda document that will promote global warming alarmism.” [26]

October 24, 2006

CEI contributed an Amicus (PDF) in a Supreme Court Co2 case. The argument states that “Contrary to the Climate Scientists’ Amicus Brief, There Is Insufficient Evidence That Carbon Dioxide Emissions Will Endanger Public Health or Welfare.”

The amicus curiae provided by CEI include skeptical scientists Sallie Baliunas, John ChristyChristopher de Freitas, David Legates, Anthony R. Lupo, Patrick Michaels, Joel Schwartz, and Roy Spencer. [27]

May, 2006

CEI launched a national global warming ad campaign featuring two 60-second television ads with the tagline “CO2: They Call It Pollution; We Call It Life.”

Transcript: [43]

“There's something in these pictures you can't see. It's essential to life. We breathe it out; plants breathe it in. It comes from animal life, the oceans, the earth, and the fuels we find in it. It's called carbon dioxide, CO2. The fuels that produce CO2 have freed us from a world of backbreaking labor, lighting up our lives, allowing us to create and move the things we need; the people we love. [Ominous Music] Now, some politicians want to label carbon dioxide a pollutant.  Imagine if they succeed. What would our lives be like then? Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution. We call it life.”

One of the ads “focuses on the extent to which the public has received only one side of the glacial melting issue.” [28]

July 20, 2005

CEI published a “definitive article on climate change.” [29]

The article (PDF) begins with the admission that “Global warming is happening and man is responsible for at least some of it” but CEI proceeds to argue that “There is no 'scientific consensus' that global warming will cause damaging climate change.”  [30]

February 10, 2005

CEI held an event titled “The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of International and U. S. Climate Policy” that examined what Kyoto would mean for future climate policy in the U.S.

Panelists included: [31]

  • Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) — Chairman, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
  • Harlan L. Watson — Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative at the U.S. Department of State.
  • William O'Keefe CEO of the George C. Marshall Institute.
  • Myron Ebell — Director, Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
  • Christopher C. Horner — Counsel to the Cooler Heads Coalition.
  • Jeff Kueter (Moderator) — President of the George C. Marshall Institute.

August, 2003

CEI filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, citing the Data Quality Act. The institute demanded that the National Assessment, a report on climate change, not be disseminated by the government.

The Bush administration settled the lawsuit by adding a disclaimer to the web site where the report is available, stating that it has not been reviewed under the Data Quality Act. [32]

August 2, 2002

CEI was one of a group of of think-tanks that sent a letter discouraged President Bush from attending the August 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. [33]

October 3, 2000

CEI filed a lawsuit over the National Assessment with Senator James Inhofe as a co-plaintiff.

The suit alleged various procedural deficiencies in the report's preparation and demanded the court block the report's production or utilization.
Co-plaintiff Jo Ann Emerson, a Republican representative from Missouri, charged, “The administration is rushing to release a junk science report in violation of current law to try to lend support to its flawed Kyoto Protocol negotiations.” [32]

July, 1998

Marlo Lewis testified on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the issue of “Why Kyoto Is Not an Insurance Policy.”

Lewis concludes that there are “several reasons why we shouldn't worry about global warming,” including how man-kind would supposedly benefit from warming because “plant life grow faster, stronger, and more profusely” with increased carbon dioxide.

Lewis does not cite any scientific studies to support these claims. [34]

CEI Contact & Address

As of May, 2016 the Competitive Enterprise Institute's (CEI) contact address and phone number was listed as follows: [1]

1899 L St NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-331-1010
Fax: 202-331-0640

[email protected]

Related Organizations

Resources

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  26. Good News for the Planet = Bad News for Climate Alarmists,” Competitive Enterprise Institute, January 30, 2007. Archived July 30, 2015.

  27. AMICI CURIAE BRIEF OF CLIMATOLOGISTS AND SCIENTISTS SALLIE BALIUNAS, JOHN R.CHRISTY, CHRIS DE FREITAS, DAVID LEGATES, ANTHONY LUPO, PATRICK MICHAELS, JOEL SCHWARTZ, AND ROY W. SPENCER IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS” (PDF), Competitive Enterprise Institute. Archived July 30, 2015.

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