Environment

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    Biden’s drilling ban would create major economic hole

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner highlights an industry report about a key energy proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s pledge to block oil and gas drilling on federal lands and waters would force the United States to rely more on foreign energy sources, cost…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020
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    “US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor”

    From the AP report: U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday approved…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that both major parties have completed official nominations of their presidential candidates, the 2020 election campaign can shift into top gear. Rick Henderson highlights key moments from the GOP national convention for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2020
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    NCAE car caravan highlights continued disregard for the environment

    It’s sad that the group wants to advance their political agenda by pumping nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants into the air by cruising/idling in their cars for hours.  Think of the children!…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2020
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    Cooper’s Not-So-Clean Energy Plan

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has seemingly taken every opportunity to promote renewable energy in North Carolina – and just as often stymie advancement of other energy sources like natural gas (see his treatment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline). In his research brief this week, Dr. Don van der Vaart…
    Brenee Goforth, September 2, 2020
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    Biden’s support for a Green New Deal

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s energy and environmental policy priorities. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden believes that a “Green New Deal” is “a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” and many elements of his $2 trillion…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on President Trump’s trip to Research Triangle Park. The Daily Journal highlights a recent critique of the Green New Deal and its $40,000 annual price tag for the typical N.C. household.
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2020
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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020