Environment (page 5)

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    FIND IT HERE: JLF’s Latest Spotlight Report on GenX and it’s Threat to Southeastern NC

    Last year, North Carolinians were alerted to the discharge of a relatively new, unregulated chemical compound called “GenX” as well as other similar compounds in the Cape Fear River. In an in-depth Q&A, JLF’s Jon Sanders analyzes how state officials reacted to the public health crisis in…
    Anna Manning, October 22, 2018
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    Can Ben Carson and YIMBYism spur more affordable housing?

    “The high cost of housing is an important factor in trapping millions of Americans in poverty,” Michael Tanner writes in National Review. “On average, Americans in the lowest third of incomes spend more than 40 percent of their income on housing, a number that rises to more than 50…
    Joseph Coletti, October 19, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Multiple groups have touted North Carolina’s strong economy and fiscal health in recent years. That didn’t stop the libertarian Cato Institute from assigning Gov. Roy Cooper a grade of F in a recent fiscal report card. Cato’s Chris Edwards explains why Cooper earns poor marks in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
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    When did DEQ take decisive action to deal with GenX in the Cape Fear River?

    My new Policy Report examines how state officials reacted to the public health crisis in 2017, from when they first learned of it to when they began to take decisive actions.
    Jon Sanders, October 17, 2018
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    Hurricane relief session may mark only temporary break from partisan fights

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the $793 million Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act on Tuesday, Oct. 16, following unanimous legislative passage. An N.C. State University political science professor says not to expect the good vibrations to last. “We see these things fairly frequently,…
    Anna Manning, October 17, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that municipal waste overflows dwarfed hog waste discharges linked to Hurricane Florence. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of applying correct measures of N.C. public schools’ performance.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that none of the $57.8 million in “mitigation” money tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been paid yet to North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should continue to pursue conservative reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2018
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    Harvard studies: Wind power needs so much land, it’ll cause warming

    Two new research papers from Harvard University scientists find that wind power contributes to global warming. But think of how better things will be in a thousand years.
    Jon Sanders, October 5, 2018