Environment (page 7)

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    Don’t tell the N&O, but there are questions worth asking about the Amazon Wind Farm

    Carolina Journal reporting discusses issues surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm that other media prefer to ignore.
    Jon Sanders, July 19, 2018
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    Who needs Paris?

    The Paris climate accord, that is. Apparently, the United States is doing just fine without it. Hunter Lovell of the Washington Free Beacon explains. The United States in 2017 experienced the largest decline in carbon emissions in the world, according to a recent report. The American Enterprise Institute,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: Some NC solar panels have GenX

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal today about GenX use in solar panels. State policies have heavily incentivized and promoted solar energy facilities without even requiring reclamation bonding for the sites.
    Jon Sanders, July 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on policymakers’ questions surrounding potential contaminants in solar panels. John Hood’s Daily Journal uses baseball (and soccer) to describe different approaches to targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    Don’t look now, but U.S. emissions are at their lowest level since 1992

    The June 2018 data release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. are now at their lowest level since 1992. Also, emissions per capita are their lowest level since 1950.
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2018
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    Pruitt’s out, attacks on Trump EPA will continue

    Erin Dunne explains for the Washington Examiner why no one should expect left-of-center attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to diminish with the resignation of controversial administrator Scott Pruitt. Now Pruitt is out and Andrew Wheeler, his (at least) temporary replacement, will be a more difficult target…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2018
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    From Facebook: Meteorologist/climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer, reports on the latest heat wave

    “Heat wave” update: here’s the month of July so far (July 1-4). Notice that the unseasonably cool areas cancel out the warm areas. So why all the heat wave news? Because the heat just happens to be where a lot of people live. In our business this is what we…
    Roy Cordato, July 5, 2018
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    Basing public policy on research from a 9-year-old

    Becket Adams explains for the Washington Examiner the thorough research Seattle employed before banning plastic drinking straws. Seattle has made it official: It is now the first major U.S. city to ban plastic drinking straws. As it turns out, the law, which includes a fine of $250 for…
    Mitch Kokai, July 4, 2018