Environment (page 2)

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    Interim Committee Notes: House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality

    The House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality met on the morning of January 4th, 2018. If you missed it, here is a quick overview: The proposed draft discussed during this committee (link is below) must be able to get passed by the Senate and House during the January…
    Lexi Arthur, January 4, 2018
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    JLF Experts Analyze Latest Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developments

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These exchanges took place during the Dec. 17, 2017, edition of “N.C. Spin.” Watch.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 18, 2017
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    EPA vs. NYT

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to push back against recent New York Times reporting. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing back against a New York Times article suggesting the agency was scaling back enforcement efforts at the behest of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2017
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    Zane supports the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and for good reason

    Gov. Roy Cooper has been quietly trying to stall the project for months. This suggests he wishes to please his environmental constituency but knows the issue wouldn't sit well with most people.
    Jon Sanders, December 6, 2017
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    “Yeesh. This requires government money?”

    Last week, I got an email from a colleague that read, “Yeesh.  This requires government money?” and a link to the page on Wake County’s website about Commercial Waste Reduction Grants. I think my colleague’s reaction was spot on. “Commercial waste reduction” is exactly what it sounds like –…
    Julie Tisdale, December 5, 2017
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    California’s housing crisis offers lessons to NC

    “The great American single-family home problem” is an excellent piece today from the New York Times.  It looks at the housing crisis in California, but it has lessons for all cities, including those in North Carolina.  It alludes to the importance of Dillon Rule (which I wrote about…
    Julie Tisdale, December 4, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Medicaid budget appears headed toward reaching budget goals for a fourth straight year, and the program continues its move toward managed care. Dan Way provides a state Medicaid update during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes a possible N.C. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    Daily Caller tells van der Vaart’s story

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller interviews Donald van der Vaart about his pending retirement from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. A scientist who’s worked at North Carolina’s environmental agency for more than two decades said he was forced out after being appointed to a Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2017