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More Harmful Regulations

Today’s JLF newsletter about environmental issues highlights new hazards of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), of which we’re only just becoming aware.  It has me thinking. The risks associated with CFLs are serious.  They contain mercury, which is toxic.  It’s not a big deal as long as the bulbs don’t break, but who doesn’t breakContinue Reading






Bus Stop Smoking Bans

For the record, I’m not a smoker.  I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, and I really find smoking quite distasteful.  But Raleigh city council is getting completely out of control.  They’re now talking about a ban on smoking at bus stops.  That’s right, bus stops, that are OUTSIDE.  For now, it’s just theContinue Reading






Business Incentives…Again

NetApp, a data storage firm, announced today that it’s coming to RTP and bringing with it 460 jobs over the next four years.  The catch?  They’re also eligible for $11.8 million in state “incentives.”  In other words, taxpayers are going to foot a substantial chunk of the bill for NetApp to set up shop andContinue Reading






Sloppy Science and Environmental Scaremongering

In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions.  Are those claims accurate?  Possibly, but DAQ definitelyContinue Reading






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