Environment (page 3)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators emphasize state worker pay raises in their version of the next $23.9 billion state budget. Like their House counterparts, the Senate omitted any mention of Medicaid expansion. Joseph Coletti analyzes the Senate’s proposals for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    Case for electric cars labeled as ‘phony’

    John Merline writes for Issues & Insights about the increased push for electric cars. How is it possible that the air is vastly cleaner? Because new cars are more efficient and less polluting. And as the fleet of cars turns over, air pollution levels steadily decline. Yet news…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2019
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    Democrats and sea sponges

    Molly Prince of the Daily Caller reports on Democrats’ responses to a provocative statement from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. More than two-thirds of Democrats believe Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Trump to jettison another relic of Obama’s EPA?

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details a possible change for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration will overhaul how it analyzes the costs and benefits of environmental regulations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memo. “With these improvements, the EPA is taking another step…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    The environment’s getting cleaner, but we’re still hectored into thinking it’s getting worse

    Meanwhile, the U.S. quietly (with help from North Carolina) leads the world in emissions reductions. Why quietly? Good question.
    Jon Sanders, May 14, 2019
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    An economic critique of the Green New Deal

    Benjamin Zycher analyzes the proposed Green New Deal for the American Enterprise Institute. The proposal wilts under even a small level of scrutiny. [N]otwithstanding the assertions from GND proponents that it is an essential policy to confront purportedly adverse climate phenomena, the future temperature impacts of the zero-emissions…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019