Environment (page 115)

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    New at CJO: State Commerce official tries to divert taxpayer funds to his own nonprofit

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that state Commerce Department official Henry C. McKoy recently tried to divert $2 million in federal funds to a Raleigh-based nonprofit group he may have chaired as recently as last year.
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2012
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    Lindzen’s prediction seems especially prescient today

    Reading the following Associated Press copy on page 3A of this morning’s News & Observer … WASHINGTON — Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2012
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    Missing the point?

    Read today’s News & Observer, and you’ll get the sense that two leading N.C. House Republicans want to delay hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in North Carolina. Watch the entire news conference on which the N&O article is based, and one suspects you’ll take away a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the contrast between state and federal estimates of “green jobs” in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision on the president’s re-election bid.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2012
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    Beware “creative financing” when taxpayers are on the hook

    The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson…
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2012
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    Stein offers a reason for optimism about environmental alarmism

    Worried about extreme environmentalism, the kind that ignores the need to weigh costs and benefits of proposed environmental regulations? Joel Stein‘s latest TIME column might offer a little solace. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State and the author of Generation Me,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2012
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    JLF experts brief candidates for public office on top N.C. issues

    John Locke Foundation experts offered their ideas about renewable energy mandates, hydraulic fracturing, budget and tax policy, K-12 education, local government, and transportation during a nearly 90-minute briefing this afternoon for candidates seeking office during this year’s elections. Click play below to watch the briefing.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
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    Irish Times on America’s fracking revolution

    A fantastic piece. Some highlights: It took several modifications, but with every improvement they made, Mitchell and his team edged closer to the goal of making it economically viable to produce shale gas. By switching to fresh water from a gel substance they had initially started out using, they…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012