The North Carolina State Constitution infers an important truth: that a state structured around "the great, general, and essential principles of liberty" is a work of genius, allowing human flourishing in ways never before seen in the world.
DEQ lists 164 "stakeholders" to develop a "Clean Energy Plan." They identify "key stakeholders" as those "with a vested interest in clean energy." OK, so who cares for affordable, reliable, efficient electricity?
Duke professor Michael Munger's recent article for the American Institute for Economic Research urges caution about a rather blithe attitude we've seen lately to toss over social and political institutions without a second's thought.
A ban on fracking would be asinine. It would be self-destructive, devastating to the economy, a gut punch to the poor, and practically ineffective to do anything about climate change. It's also something Vladimir Putin has been working for years to bring it about.