Environment

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a John Locke Foundation scholar’s critique of Gov Roy Cooper’s recent decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights new research that boosts the argument for starting school later in the morning.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    Doom-and-gloom climate predictions proved wrong again

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest evidence that climate alarmists have been touting overly pessimistic projections. Another group of prominent climate scientists have published research claiming humanity may have a couple extra decades before pushing the world past what the U.N. calls “dangerous” levels of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston-area gas pipeline operations helped bump up gas prices in North Carolina. State officials invoked the state price gouging law. Roy Cordato explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why that law creates more problems than it solves. Katherine Restrepo…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2017
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    We’re already reducing energy emissions. No need to force it with unworkable schemes.

    This great news. It also removes any justification to kill off entire industries, throw thousands of people out of work, and hide the enormous costs to people to make a symbolic stand against energy emissions.
    Jon Sanders, September 14, 2017
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    Placing Harvey in historical context

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon delivers important news to those who believe climate change is responsible for Hurricane Harvey. While media outlets are suggesting climate change is to blame for exacerbating Hurricane Harvey’s conditions, a much worse hurricane hit Texas more than a century ago—before Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    Good for thee, not for me: pet edition

    James Lileks muses at National Review about climate scolds’ latest dubious pronouncement. PERHAPS you saw the story ping-ponging around the Internet in August: Climate-change activists want to ban dogs and cats. You weren’t surprised. If something gives ease and joy to human life, someone yearns to ban it.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one former lawmaker’s argument that North Carolina’s plastic bag ban on the Outer Banks is likely unconstitutional. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of value-added measures in public education.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2017
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    Environmental regulators avoiding congressional limits on their power

    Tim Pearce reports for the Daily Caller on one way in which federal environmental regulators sidestep congressional oversight. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a practice in recent years that allows the agency to “create its own de facto power of the purse,” according to a report…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017