Environment (page 6)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Medicaid budget appears headed toward reaching budget goals for a fourth straight year, and the program continues its move toward managed care. Dan Way provides a state Medicaid update during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes a possible N.C. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    Daily Caller tells van der Vaart’s story

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller interviews Donald van der Vaart about his pending retirement from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. A scientist who’s worked at North Carolina’s environmental agency for more than two decades said he was forced out after being appointed to a Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2017
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    Shocker! Obama EPA likely violated federal law

    Chris White of the Daily Caller details the latest evidence of malfeasance within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under former President Obama. Former President Barack Obama’s EPA used a social media platform to secretly promote the agency’s policies in violation of federal law, according to a conservative watchdog…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2017
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    All electric cargo ship being put to good use

    And the headline reads… China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal The vessel, designed for inland waterway transport, will have a pilot shipping voyage next month, and be put into commercial use early next year. It will travel a fixed route on…
    Roy Cordato, November 27, 2017
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    MIT research: Those ‘zero-emissions’ electric cars, aren’t

    Another study, this one from MIT, finds that electric vehicles can have greater lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than some regular cars with internal-combustion engines. It's an object lesson for regulators.
    Jon Sanders, November 17, 2017
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    The Paris climate agreement’s ‘underlying fraud’

    Oren Cass devotes attention to the topic in a column for City Journal. Good news is hard to find at this year’s United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Diplomats from nearly 200 countries have gathered to review progress made on the “historic” Paris climate accords, signed two…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2017
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    Your tax dollars at work: Unused parking-space edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon unearths another disturbing use of your tax dollars. The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $700,000 for parking spots that no one used during the final two years of the Obama administration. The office of inspector general released an audit Wednesday finding…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Recent “Hometown Debates” in Rocky Mount, Burlington, and Newton highlighted key education issues linked to school construction, charter schools, and teacher pay. Panelist Terry Stoops shares his take on those topics during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson highlights the latest Carolina Journal cover…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017