Environment (page 6)

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    Trump to break off talks with California on auto emissions

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents a breakdown in negotiations between the federal government and the left coast’s dominant state. The Trump administration will soon announce the end of negotiations with California regarding a proposed rollback of Obama-era fuel economy regulations, The Daily Caller News Foundation has…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    WATCH: JLF’s Donald van der Vaart discusses N.C. hog rules and lawsuits

    Dr. Donald van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow and former Secretary of the NC Department of Environmental Quality, discusses N.C. environmental regulations for hog farms and the connection to recent lawsuits. Van der Vaart offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.
    Anna Manning, February 19, 2019
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    AOC can see an example of the Green New Deal in practice

    Editors of the Wall Street Journal urge U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to consider a case of the Green New Deal‘s principles in action. The Green New Deal that Democrats unveiled last week has a grand ambition to eliminate fossil fuels in 10 years, retrofit every building in America,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2019
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    Scuttling of High-Speed Rail Shows Hard Choices Progressives Don’t Want to Make

    Scott Sumner begins a recent discussion of California’s ill-fated high-speed rail project by noting: In many ways, California is the ideal place to build a high-speed rail line. The state has two giant metro areas, separated by 380 miles, which is the “sweet spot” for high-speed rail. A high-speed…
    Jon Guze, February 17, 2019
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    CJ reports: EPA plan addressing chemical pollutants gives few details on dealing with health risks

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: GenX is of particular concern in North Carolina. Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Plant has polluted the drinking water of 200,000 people with GenX and other industrial chemicals, and has been the subject of state and federal lawsuits. GenX is part of an enormous family of…
    Anna Manning, February 15, 2019
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    Schultz rips Green New Deal

    Proving once again that the Democratic Party has left him behind, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is criticizing one of the party’s newest obsessions. Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner explains. Possible independent presidential candidate and Democratic spoiler Howard Schultz on Tuesday dumped on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ “Green…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
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    Cheney and the Green New Deal

    Molly Prince of the Daily Caller highlights U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s questions about Democrats’ proposed Green New Deal. Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney grilled environmental experts on their travel methods at a House hearing on climate change while discussing the Green New Deal’s call to phase out air…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
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    Green New Deal as a con aimed at the Democratic base

    David French of National Review Online probes the politics at play with the proposed Green New Deal. For those keeping score at home, that’s five prominent contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination embracing the Green New Deal. They haven’t just made vague promises to “combat climate change”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2019