Environment (page 6)

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    Biden climate summit labeled ‘unserious’

    Editors at National Review Online question President Biden’s latest step on climate change. President Joe Biden is convening a “virtual climate summit” — which is a very fancy thing to call a conference call — to be addressed by Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, among others. It comes…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2021
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    ‘Green infrastructure’ supporters would make big green

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the self-interested motives of some backers of “green infrastructure” policies. Democratic lawmakers and expert witnesses pushing President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion “green infrastructure” package stand to profit from the plan, financial records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon show. Biden’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2021
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    Biden’s choice: Cut emissions or boost jobs

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner highlights a critical choice for President Biden. When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he will bring together 40 world leaders and unveil a target for the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that he hopes will…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    Legislators consider a bill to protect electricity consumers

    A bill before the General Assembly would restore the state's protection of North Carolina's top stakeholders in electricity policy: the consumers. Such protection is absolutely vital.
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2021
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    Will Biden effectively ban gas-powered cars?

    Editors at Issues and Insights warn readers to beware new regulations from the Biden administration that could have drastic impacts on their driving habits. In the next couple of months, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue new fuel economy standards that could be impossible for carmakers to meet…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    Solar industry’s ties to forced Chinese labor should concern us

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights inconvenient facts for solar energy advocates. An unlikely coalition of Republicans, Democrats, and labor leaders are concerned by the solar industry’s dependence on goods linked to Chinese forced labor camps, a development that threatens President Joe Biden’s push for a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Biden faces heat from progressives on $10 trillion climate ideas

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon documents debate on the political left about spending to address climate change. Progressive lawmakers and environmental groups are pushing President Joe Biden to include costly aspects of the radical Green New Deal in his administration’s upcoming infrastructure package. Left-wing Sen. Ed…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    Move over, plastic straw waste, and make way for masks

    Recently, the trendy response in North Carolina to plastic waste pollution in the Indian Ocean was to outlaw plastic straws here, or barring that, shame or compel restaurants to virtue-signal not offering their patrons straws. Greensboro held a “No Straw November,” for instance. Restaurants from Charlotte…
    Jon Sanders, March 18, 2021