Environment (page 3)

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    Senator Warren’s Idea of Capitalism

    Today’s editorial in the Wall Street Journal  (paywall) is to the point: Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to turn businesses into de facto public utilities. As an example of what would happen, the editorial looks at the PG&E utility bankruptcy fiasco and the cost to taxpayers.
    Kory Swanson, February 1, 2019
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    NYT pushes dubious global warming claim

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights a global warming narrative that has found a home within the New York Times. Large swaths of the U.S. are experiencing the first “polar vortex” event of 2019, and The New York Times is out with an article suggesting cold snaps…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Familiar faces will lead the General Assembly as it starts work again in 2019. Rick Henderson offers a legislative preview for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses the political impact of a movement to base investments on environmental, social, and governance…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Nope, no pay-to-play scheme here

    Carolina Journal was the first media outlet to raise questions about the curious timing of an unusual $57.8 million fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina. A memorandum of understanding between Gov. Roy Cooper and pipeline operators created the fund. Now, WBTV adds another piece to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina individuals and businesses will see another income tax cut this year. Individual taxpayers will also see more of their money exempted from the tax man. Becki Gray analyzes these tax changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    Goldberg pans ‘Green New Deal’

    Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online takes aim at one of the political left’s latest gambits. It’s fitting that the Green New Deal pushed by many but popularized by Democratic phenom Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had her 60 Minutes debut on Sunday, is a triumph of recycling. Not…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2019
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    Ocasio-Cortez’s plan full of hot air (pun intended)

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller asks what benefit Americans would receive from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed massive tax hike for a “green new deal.” Democrats are increasingly lining up behind New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s call for a “Green New Deal,” but few, if any, have…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the unusual absence of legal action in the fight over a controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the days of large school districts are numbered.
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019