Environment (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Bernie Sanders shows why you don’t shut down nuclear

    A "phase out" of all nuclear power plants in America is a part of Sanders' climate plan. It's a colossally bad idea. For that matter, so is banning hydraulic fracking, and Sanders recently introduced legislation to do just that.
    Jon Sanders, February 6, 2020
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    Hog Farm Odor Lawsuit: Bladen Journal quotes JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart

    Recently, a panel of judges in Richmond, Virginia heard oral arguments in the case, Joyce McKiver, et. al. v. Murphy-Brown, LLC. As Alan Wooten explains in his recent Bladen Journal article, the case is a compilation of hog nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina. The way the court rules could…
    Brenee Goforth, February 4, 2020
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    House Republicans and climate change legislation

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports on U.S. House Republicans’ apparent embrace of a plan to address climate change. House Republicans have convinced their most conservative members to support a forthcoming plan for the federal government to address climate change. Republicans have long been skeptical of federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    The impact of Warren’s energy policies

    David Bahnsen writes at National Review Online about the potential negative consequences of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign promises. Despite her claim to be running a campaign for middle-class America, Warren has advocated taxing carbon emissions, including through a cap-and-trade marketplace, a policy that disproportionately hurts those in the most…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    Asking a key question about the coal-ash settlement agreement

    It would excavate and remove 70 percent of the coal ash identified at those six facilities, leaving 33.8 million tons of coal ash in the ground out of 113.5 million tons.
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2020
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    Rolling back regulatory overreach involving soggy land

    Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine considers the recent change to federal regulation of “waters.” This week, the administration “finalized a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater,” the Times notes. The rollback of the “Waters of the United States” allows disreputable landowners to “dump…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2020
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    “50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions”

    CEI lays them out in a recent post. It’s a long list, but here are a few highlights: “The time of famines is upon us and will be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975.” (1968) “New ice age coming.” (1971) “Earth…
    Jon Guze, January 26, 2020