Environment

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    MIT research: Those ‘zero-emissions’ electric cars, aren’t

    Another study, this one from MIT, finds that electric vehicles can have greater lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than some regular cars with internal-combustion engines. It's an object lesson for regulators.
    Jon Sanders, November 17, 2017
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    The Paris climate agreement’s ‘underlying fraud’

    Oren Cass devotes attention to the topic in a column for City Journal. Good news is hard to find at this year’s United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Diplomats from nearly 200 countries have gathered to review progress made on the “historic” Paris climate accords, signed two…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2017
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    Your tax dollars at work: Unused parking-space edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon unearths another disturbing use of your tax dollars. The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $700,000 for parking spots that no one used during the final two years of the Obama administration. The office of inspector general released an audit Wednesday finding…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Recent “Hometown Debates” in Rocky Mount, Burlington, and Newton highlighted key education issues linked to school construction, charter schools, and teacher pay. Panelist Terry Stoops shares his take on those topics during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson highlights the latest Carolina Journal cover…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns linked to solar energy “net metering.” Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal discusses a new law’s potential impact on local landfills in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2017
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    What is the Current State of the Political Debate Over Climate Change?

    Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the libertarian Cato Institute and author of the book Lukewarming, offers a current assessment of the political debate over climate change. Michaels offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, October 27, 2017
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    Trump EPA ends ‘Sue and Settle’ scheme

    The EPA is finally ending the scheme whereby the federal government sends millions of dollars to radical environmentalist outfits while they foist costly rules on us without going through the rulemaking process.
    Jon Sanders, October 16, 2017
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    At long last, EPA moves to repeal ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule

    EPA's move to repeal the CPP would avert staggering costs on the economy, on business and industry, and on poor ratepayers. Meanwhile, all century long energy-based emissions have been falling in the U.S. and North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, October 11, 2017