Environment (page 7)

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    At long last, EPA moves to repeal ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule

    EPA's move to repeal the CPP would avert staggering costs on the economy, on business and industry, and on poor ratepayers. Meanwhile, all century long energy-based emissions have been falling in the U.S. and North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, October 11, 2017
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    Apple clean energy project faces environmental fine

    Don Carrington details a setback for an Apple project devoted to clean energy. The N.C. Division of Environmental Quality has fined Apple Computer’s data center in Maiden more than $40,000 for violating the state’s Solid Waste Management Act. Correspondence between Apple and state inspectors indicates Apple believed it followed…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2017
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    Flow control: How one man’s trash is another man’s…cronyism

    Among other things, Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of House Bill 56 stopped a measure that would prevent counties from unnecessarily hiking trash disposal costs on families and local businesses.
    Jon Sanders, September 27, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a John Locke Foundation scholar’s critique of Gov Roy Cooper’s recent decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights new research that boosts the argument for starting school later in the morning.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    Doom-and-gloom climate predictions proved wrong again

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest evidence that climate alarmists have been touting overly pessimistic projections. Another group of prominent climate scientists have published research claiming humanity may have a couple extra decades before pushing the world past what the U.N. calls “dangerous” levels of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston-area gas pipeline operations helped bump up gas prices in North Carolina. State officials invoked the state price gouging law. Roy Cordato explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why that law creates more problems than it solves. Katherine Restrepo…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2017
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    We’re already reducing energy emissions. No need to force it with unworkable schemes.

    This great news. It also removes any justification to kill off entire industries, throw thousands of people out of work, and hide the enormous costs to people to make a symbolic stand against energy emissions.
    Jon Sanders, September 14, 2017
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    Placing Harvey in historical context

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon delivers important news to those who believe climate change is responsible for Hurricane Harvey. While media outlets are suggesting climate change is to blame for exacerbating Hurricane Harvey’s conditions, a much worse hurricane hit Texas more than a century ago—before Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017