Environment (page 2)

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    JLF’s Donald van der Vaart Comments to Southern Farm Network on Controversial NC Livestock Regulations

    Thursday, June 20, JLF Senior Fellow and former Secretary for the N. C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Dr. Donald van der Vaart was featured on Southern Farm Network’s website commenting on the new regulations from the DEQ on livestock farmers. The regulations set by the DEQ impose a number…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
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    Can higher property taxes in Orange County save the planet?

    Could Orange County do anything to influence the world's climate, with or without resorting to higher taxes? Do the math; the answer is a clear no. But they can make things more expensive for residents.
    Jon Sanders, June 19, 2019
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    The latest rebranding of ‘global warming’

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker highlights the latest attempt to excite people about global warming threats. Apparently not enough people are convinced that we have only 12 years left before the world ends. The first brand identity of the doomsday cultists had it that “global warming” was…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate committee discussion of a bill targeting safe disposal of spent solar energy panels. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores different definitions of the word “freedom.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE: JLF’s Donald van der Vaart testifies about assessing solar panels’ environmental impact

    State senators are considering new rules for disposal of spent solar panels and other solar equipment in North Carolina. During an hourlong hearing on Senate Bill 568, they heard support for the idea from Donald van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow. Listen to van der Vaart’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina has issued more than $1 billion in renewable energy tax credits. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal predicts that a new N.C. craft beer law could be the first of many helpful alcohol regulation reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2019
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    Cutting out carbon tax talk

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents conservative opposition to a proposed carbon tax. Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill. “We oppose any carbon tax,” conservative…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019
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    Climate change as source of every possible weather event

    John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog notes climate alarmists’ willingness to attribute every possible weather-related peculiarity to climate change. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the fact that Lake Superior and other Great Lakes were nearing record high levels this year. Which was bad, of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019