Environment (page 109)

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    North Carolina’s approach to natural gas fracking

    North Carolina is in a unique position among the states when it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for natural gas. That’s the assessment of Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy. Fine discussed North Carolina, fracking, and “shale gas wars” during a presentation today to the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with University of Texas professor J. Budziszewski about the U.S. Constitution and natural law. Roy Cordato’s guest Daily Journal warns readers about the impact of recent changes in reporting about climate data.
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    Life imitates Hogan’s Heros

    From Ken Green at AEI.  See Ken’s comment and video here.  Just like SGT Schultz, Obama knows nothing about the cause of high gas prices.  He is not to blame.
    Michael Sanera, February 23, 2012
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    Are we about to sink into the ocean?

    If Duke professor Orrin Pilkey’s latest News & Observer column has you worried about a 1-meter rise in the sea level, perhaps you need a corrective. There’s nothing scientific about the way the science panel came up with its one-meter projection, said John Droz,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the controversy surrounding projections of a dramatic sea level rise for North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how so-called progressive policies are thwarting progress in addressing health care costs.
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2012
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    Wake County sustainability task force member pans the group’s work

    The final report from Wake County’s environmental sustainability task force relies too much on a flawed decision-making process, bad assumptions, and incomplete analysis. That’s the verdict of a task force member: JLF’s Michael Sanera. He’s releasing a 4,000-word critique of the group’s work in advance of county commissioners’ consideration of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    President Obama says teenagers should be forced to attend public schools until they’re 18. Terry Stoops says that’s a bad idea. Stoops explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. David Bass offers an update on the controversy surrounding the federally funded public school lunch program,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012