Environment (page 119)

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    Agencies Shouldn’t Exceed Federal Standards

    As I have written about extensively, state agencies shouldn’t be allowed to adopt rules that exceed federal standards. The Charlotte Observer reports on provisions in the Senate budget that would prohibit select agencies, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), from exceeding federal standards. Lost in…
    Daren Bakst, May 31, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Steven Hayward about the waning influence of the environmental movement. Donna Martinez’s guest Daily Journal explores the potential impact of a state “Tax Me More Fund.”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    House Environment Committee Debates Water Bills

    This morning, the House Environment Committee Heard three water bills HB 586 (Enhance Water Supply Funding), HB 609 (promote water supply development) and HB 787 (NC Water Efficiency Act).  These three bills were presented as a trio in order to finance water reservoirs, promote the development of water supply reservoirs,…
    Kristin Szafranski, May 19, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    If you missed it late Tuesday afternoon, be sure to check out Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report on the sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House version of a bill targeting terminal makes more sense…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011
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    “Green” schools push by feds

    According to an eSchool News report, The U.S. Education Department (ED) created the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. The new awards program will receive support from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and…
    Terry Stoops, May 17, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators are working through their budget plans, now that the House has finalized its $19.3 billion proposal. Joseph Coletti compares the House plan to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s ideas — and offers his own recommendations — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of budgets, Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    Borders drills into the issue of oil drilling moratoriums

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update includes an item tackling the wisdom or folly of setting a moratorium on oil drilling: The BP Gulf spill was horrible to be sure. But with drilling moratoria, I’m reminded of a teacher of mine who’d punish the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    Public Schools and Supermarkets

    Don Boudreaux’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal is excellent and thought provoking. It is especially powerful in that any consumer can easily visualize the condition into which we would all be cast if grocery stores were operated like our public schools are operated. Don brings home…
    Karen Palasek, May 6, 2011