Environment (page 109)

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    Sloppy Science and Environmental Scaremongering

    In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions.  Are those claims…
    Julie Tisdale, July 19, 2012
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    TIME’s in-house climate alarmist tries to score some points from recent run of 100-degree days

    Bryan Walsh, who’s been peddling climate nonsense for years in the pages of TIME magazine, offers us the following assessment in the latest issue: This isn’t to say that climate change is the sole cause of the extreme heat that’s been suffocating much of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2012
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    JunkScience.com founder explains his N.C. Medical Board complaint involving EPA air pollution tests on people

    If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed a particular air pollutant to be so dangerous that any exposure to that pollutant could cause death within hours, why did the EPA conduct tests on more than 40 people in North Carolina involving exposure to high levels of that pollutant? Steve…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2012
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    Invasive species of the moment: Bradford pears

    And a lot of other plants. The Greensboro News & Record explains: Bradford pear is a great example of how non-native plants can become a problem. It’s pretty, it grows fast, it doesn’t attract pests — the kind of plant that nursery owners and home­owners love. Those characteristics…
    Michael Lowrey, July 16, 2012
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    Murdock notes the latest EPA silliness

    The Supreme Court recently taught us that the federal government can tax us for not buying private health insurance. Now Deroy Murdock tells us the Environmental Protection Agency wants to tax — er, penalize — oil refiners for failing to use a product that doesn’t exist.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some North Carolina voters will head to the polls July 17 to cast ballots in primary runoff elections. John Hood discusses key runoff races, and the likely impact of low voter turnout, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Sanera will discuss key transportation issues for…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Cato Institute scholar Patrick Michaels about global warming news that is invariably “worse than we thought.” John Hood’s Daily Journal discusses the changing course for the ship of state.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2012
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    Re: NEA Environmental Education (Stoops)

    First I want to say that, with regards to Terry’s last line I think he is lying. He is not wondering anything of the sort. He knows that these folks will not entertain points of view that are inconsistent with their left wing environmentalist agenda. Now to my more substantive…
    Roy Cordato, July 3, 2012