Environment (page 5)

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    Don’t hold your breath for widespread use of electric vehicles

    Abby Smith writes for the Washington Examiner about future prospects for electric vehicles. Consumers have been slow to buy electric cars, despite there being many more electrified options. The Sustainable Energy Factbook notes there are 44 pure battery-electric models and 35 plug-in hybrid models for sale in North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    “The anti-fracking movement is to geology as the anti-vaxx movement is to medicine.”

    From this tweet: H/T: Matt Ridley…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
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    Wind Turbines “Graveyard” Causing a Stir: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

    This week, our new CEO, Amy Oliver Cooke, shared a Bloomberg Green article titled “Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills.” The article gained a lot of traction; at the time of this writing, Cooke’s Facebook post of the article alone has nearly 3,000…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Bernie Sanders shows why you don’t shut down nuclear

    A "phase out" of all nuclear power plants in America is a part of Sanders' climate plan. It's a colossally bad idea. For that matter, so is banning hydraulic fracking, and Sanders recently introduced legislation to do just that.
    Jon Sanders, February 6, 2020
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    Hog Farm Odor Lawsuit: Bladen Journal quotes JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart

    Recently, a panel of judges in Richmond, Virginia heard oral arguments in the case, Joyce McKiver, et. al. v. Murphy-Brown, LLC. As Alan Wooten explains in his recent Bladen Journal article, the case is a compilation of hog nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina. The way the court rules could…
    Brenee Goforth, February 4, 2020
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    House Republicans and climate change legislation

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports on U.S. House Republicans’ apparent embrace of a plan to address climate change. House Republicans have convinced their most conservative members to support a forthcoming plan for the federal government to address climate change. Republicans have long been skeptical of federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    The impact of Warren’s energy policies

    David Bahnsen writes at National Review Online about the potential negative consequences of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign promises. Despite her claim to be running a campaign for middle-class America, Warren has advocated taxing carbon emissions, including through a cap-and-trade marketplace, a policy that disproportionately hurts those in the most…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020