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Checks And Balances Are Critical To Public Health

July 28, 2016  •  Forbes

Congressional oversight of executive branch agencies is a key element of the checks and balances that prevent accumulation of too much power, as well as abuse of that power, in any one part of government. A review of two recent congressional oversight endeavors now being stymied by the Obama Administration underscores the often-overlooked importance of the oversight process. In both cases, lives are at stake.

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Regulating Pleasure: National Center for Public Policy Research Sponsors a Debate with Consumers, Public Health and Policy Experts at London's Royal Society of Medicine
When Setting Regulatory Policy, How Do We Protect Health and Consumer Freedom to Pursue Pleasure?

July 13, 2016  •  NCPPR Media

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Regulating Pleasure: National Center for Public Policy Research Sponsors a Debate with Consumers, Public Health and Policy Experts at London's Royal Society of Medicine

When Setting Regulatory Policy, How Do We Protect Health and Consumer Freedom to Pursue Pleasure?

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Q&A: Defending Electronic Cigarettes to the White House
Jeff Stier's experience meeting with the OMB about the FDA 'deeming' regs

July 13, 2016  •  CSP News

July 08, 2016

NEW YORK -- In early June, Reuters reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had hoped to effectively ban flavors in the original version of the "deeming" regulations for electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco. Many in the industry were surprised the learn that only an intervention by the White House prevented a clause that would have required manufacturers to submit timely substantial equivalence (SE) or premarket tobacco applications (PMTAs) for flavored products just 90 days after the regulations went into effect.

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New EPA emissions report threatens Alabama industries

July 5, 2016  •  Mobile Press-Register

The Environmental Protection Agency's latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy -- and a wanton disregard for objective science.

Using a new methodology that seems to have been designed to produce exactly the conclusion it did, the EPA has now found that the nation's methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a story with a villain: In a major departure from earlier studies, this year's report claims the oil and gas industry is the nation's chief methane culprit.

Green activists were quick to trumpet the new findings as proof that the oil and gas industry is behind all of our environmental ills.

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Testimony in Washington State Assembly Commerce & Gaming Committee

June 29, 2016  •  Washington State Legislature

Please click here for my very quick June 28th testimony on e-cigarette regulation in Washington State. Or copy and paste this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyT0Vh8tfWU&feature=youtu.be

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