Environment (page 110)

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    She will be missed

    Here is the Washington Post obituary of Dr. Elinor Ostrom who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.  I first ran across her work and the Indiana School of Public Choice when I was in graduate school in the 1970s.  Elinor and her husband Vincent had an major…
    Michael Sanera, June 14, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    Jon Sanders discussed fracking for shale gas in North Carolina during Wednesday’s edition of “Capital Tonight” on News 14 Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2012
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    Rather metallic looking invasive species of the moment

    The emerald ash borer. Not in North Carolina quite yet, but it won’t be long before they start attacking all the ash trees in Asheville and the rest of the state.
    Michael Lowrey, June 12, 2012
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    The ‘green jobs’ scam exposed

    Those of you who have enjoyed Don Carrington’s work exposing the silliness surrounding “green jobs” might appreciate the following video from the Daily Caller.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2012
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    Is “smart growth” conservative?

    This post on the Next American City site argues yes.  Below is my post indicating my objections. There is a grain of truth in your argument that smart growth is consistent with conservative principles, but just a tiny grain. Deregulating land use by letting individuals implement their plans for…
    Michael Sanera, June 7, 2012
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    Goldberg discerns a lack of energy for renewable energy

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column for National Review Online examines the demise of the “green revolution.” In January, the Spanish government ended absurdly lavish subsidies for its renewable-energy industry, and the renewable-energy industry all but imploded. You could say it was never a renewable-energy industry…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to send armed agents to an Asheville man’s home to question him about email. John Hood’s Daily Journal exposes the truth in the fight over forced annexation in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2012
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    Meet the kudzu bug

    The latest invasive species to trouble North Carolina is something called the kudzu bug. The Raleigh News & Observer describes the issues with the insect’s rapid spread: Which might be fine if the ladybug-sized critters didn’t exude a stinking, caustic substance that can raise welts on humans. And…
    Michael Lowrey, May 29, 2012