Environment (page 118)

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    Hayward discusses an environmental ‘reformation’

    You might remember Steven Hayward’s recent presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society on the provocative theme “the death of environmentalism.” Writing on a similar topic in the latest National Review, Hayward covers similar territory. He discusses the growth within the environmental movement of people…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2011
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    Cato expert discusses the ‘climate coup’ that has overtaken the federal government

    Global warming alarmism does more damage than you might expect, invading much of our federal government’s policy and affecting all of our lives. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, makes that argument in the new book Climate Coup. He discussed key themes from that book during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    Calculating Your Carbon Footprint…Beneficial or Intrusive?

    Yesterday, hundreds from around the state gathered at the Success Without Excess water symposium to learn more about the future of water and water policy in North Carolina. While the theme of the conference was on water, one of the more entertaining segments was by Dr. Travis Gannon and his…
    Kristin Szafranski, July 15, 2011
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    New video promotes American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center

    People attending the John Locke Foundation’s regular Shaftesbury Society meeting recently had a chance to hear David Schnare of  the American Tradition Institute’s new Environmental Law Center. Now, ATI has prepared a new video to explain the center’s role in the debate about environmental policy.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government’s new budget year starts one week from today. Joseph Coletti analyzes the new budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops will discuss the confusion surrounding new state public school graduation rate figures that seem to contradict earlier data, and you’ll…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2011
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    Government shouldn’t pursue an ‘all of the above’ approach to energy policy

    You might think it makes sense for the federal government to pursue an energy policy that relies on wind, solar power, biomass, and other politically correct renewable sources, along with the traditional coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. But an “all of the above” approach creates problems. Dr. David Schnare,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details state budget plans to shift the state forestry division from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines three contrasting visions of public education.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2011
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    Ridge Law Exemption Proposed: Good for Bigger Government

    North Carolina has a law, known as the Ridge Law, that generally bans construction of most structures over 40 feet along the ridgelines. As I wrote nearly two years ago, wind power advocates are trying to create a special exemption for massive wind turbines. There shouldn’t be a Ridge…
    Daren Bakst, June 6, 2011