Environment (page 113)

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    This weekend at Carolina Journal Radio

    A top N.C. Commerce Department official faces scrutiny because of his role in trying to secure $2 million in federal funds for a sustainability nonprofit he chaired. Rick Henderson discusses details of the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2012
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    Wind power goes symbolic: wants 30-year permits to slaughter bald eagles

    Along with being an exceedingly unreliable and inefficient provider of electricity, wind power kills birds. These include bald eagles, that symbol of American strength, fierce pride and beauty. Bald eagles are a protected species, however; they’re not like the sparrows that occasionally fly into your car windshield, whose fall…
    Jon Sanders, April 24, 2012
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    Fortune focuses on shale gas fracking

    The latest cover story in Fortune magazine focuses on an issue that has attracted quite a bit of attention in North Carolina in recent months: shale gas fracking. Once you read what Fortune has to say about the topic, you might want to revisit the recent Shaftesbury Society…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2012
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    Captalism has made us cleaner and healthier

    Whether you like capitalism or not, all of that capitalist activity has made our environment dirtier and less healthy, right? Wrong. George Mason University economist Donald Boudreaux explained to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society today how industrialized societies have been “cleaned by capitalism.” In the video clip below, he…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Michael Sanera about counties’ efforts to save money through privatization. Julie Gilstrap’s guest Daily Journal questions public schools’ devotion to recycling and other environmental causes.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012
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    WRAL produces government-subsidized electricity, profits from state mandate and subsidies

    Capital Broadcasting Company, owner of Raleigh Channel 5, WRAL television, is boasting on its website that it is soon to install a 1 megawatt solar power plant in Garner. Not only is it quite likely that it will get large tax break for doing this but CBC is guaranteed…
    Roy Cordato, April 19, 2012
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    Cato Institute’s Patrick Michaels details the impact of the ‘government-scientific complex’

    Have you ever noticed that almost every piece of news involving new global warming research describes how conditions are “worse than we thought”? Dr. Patrick Michaels has. The Cato Institute senior fellow and former Virginia state climatologist says you can thank the “government-scientific complex” for the prevalence of gloom-and-doom news.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2012
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    U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) is “going green”

    If you like bureaucrats who sing and dance, this video is for you.
    Terry Stoops, April 9, 2012