Environment

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    Environmentalism and the California wildfires

    Krystina Skurk uses a Federalist column to explore the role “misguided” environmentalism played in today’s destructive wildfires. Article after article blames two things for California’s frequent fires: global warming and human action. For example, a BuzzFeed article is titled, “How A Booming Population And Climate Change Made California’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    Thankful For Our North Carolina Farmers

    We are thankful for our farmers every day of the year, but especially this Thanksgiving following one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the coast of the Carolinas. From John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti: It is hard to imagine what would be on tables this Thanksgiving if it…
    Anna Manning, November 16, 2018
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    Unintended consequences in markets lead to market opportunities

    If you’re on this blog, you are probably familiar with Say’s Law that “supply creates its own demand.” In its original formulation, it meant that people could only buy stuff with the income they earned from making stuff. It ignores the ability of people to change the timing of their…
    Joseph Coletti, November 14, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper’s Climate Change Executive Order is Unnecessary, Panders to Special Interest

    From John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders: Since the start of the 21st century, energy-based emissions have been falling dramatically in North Carolina. Carbon dioxide emissions are down 34 percent Nitrous oxides emissions are down 78 percent Sulfur dioxide emissions are down 91 percent Why? As our state grows wealthier,…
    Anna Manning, November 9, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the order for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way discusses the federal government’s new waiver permitting major changes in North Carolina’s Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new committee investigating a controversial state fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks whether North Carolina’s attorney general is participating in a dubious environmental scheme identified recently in the Wall Street Journal.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    Wall Street Journal: ‘State AGs for rent.’ What about NC?

    This troubling new scheme gives privately funded environmental litigator/activists — who are unaccountable to the people — state police power, if the attorney general demonstrates environmental fealty to the special-interest group funding it.
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper apparently thinks we can mitigate hurricanes by incentivizing electric cars

    If you're a manufacturer or lobbyist for electric vehicles, forget lottery fever; Gov. Cooper just flung the door wide open for government cronyism in your field. As they say in lottery ads: "You may already be a winner!"
    Jon Sanders, November 2, 2018