Environment

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    How the EPA made storm prep more annoying and dangerous, too

    I bought a new gas can and used it. The EPA "fixed" the spout to make it "spill-proof" and more environmentally friendly. That is why the things spill more than ever and are prone to explode.
    Jon Sanders, September 18, 2018
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    Unintended consequences of ‘going green’

    Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller reports on one unintended consequence of a major hotel chain’s efforts to win brownie points from those who wish to “go green.” Housekeepers are protesting Marriott International’s “Make a Green Choice” program, claiming the initiative is costing them money and forcing erratic…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2018
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    The Case Against “Price Gouging” Laws–Lessons Never Learned

    A year ago on August 27th, 2017, I posted the following in this space. The story never gets old (unfortunately). This is an excerpt from two different sections of North Carolina’s Price Control Laws: Harming Those They are Meant to Help, a monograph that I wrote for the Locke Foundation over…
    Roy Cordato, September 11, 2018
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    Draining the EPA swamp

    Evie Fordham documents for the Daily Caller the Trump administration’s impact on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shed approximately 1,200 jobs as roughly 1,600 employees departed and fewer than 400 new employees were hired during President Donald Trump’s first year and a half…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2018
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    Who is supposed to collect the ACP payment?

    The $57.8 million payment agreed between Gov. Cooper and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline partners remains in limbo and a new investigative committee will “probe Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal. From committee debate, it appears nobody knows, or will say, whether the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2018
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    JLF’s Donald van der Vaart highlights Russian infiltration of environmental groups for Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight”

    Dr. Donald van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow, shares his concerns about the Russian government using American environmental groups as proxies in an attempt to resist natural gas production in the United States during the Aug. 29, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” Watch here.
    Anna Manning, August 31, 2018
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    California and OPEC oil

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller takes a closer look at America’s “greenest” state. There’s a growing call for California Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing oil and natural gas leases in the state, with some even arguing that all state fossil fuel production should be shuttered. Yet…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2018
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    Ten fracking years

    Seth Whitehead devotes a Washington Examiner column to a review of hydraulic fracturing‘s benefits. It has been 10 years since the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies reversed the United States’ position from that of energy scarcity to energy abundance. This has changed the economy for…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2018