Environment (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about expert concerns surrounding coastal development. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges politicians to accept reality when it comes to urban transportation.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Renewables Mandate Could Hurt the Environment and Your Wallet according to Dr. Don van der Vaart’s latest in The Federalist

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published a piece in The Federalist on the potentially negative impact North Carolina’s focus on solar energy is having on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. Dr. van…
    Brenee Goforth, October 10, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Just as the University of North Carolina System is searching for a new president, the chairman of its governing board steps down. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of Harry Smith’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes possible unintended negative…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    Electric Cars Can Have Worse “MPG” Than a Civic

    North Carolina is on track to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads. As a matter of fact, one of the key facets of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan is the electrification of transportation in the state. Specifically, he wants to increase the number of so-called…
    Brenee Goforth, October 3, 2019
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    Climate Change Activists Protest Gov. Roy Cooper’s Green Energy Goals

    The news has been flooded the past two weeks with stories of climate change activism. From the Global Climate Strike, to #ShutDownDC, to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s comments at the United Nations. North Carolina had its own climate change protest on Friday, September 27, according to…
    Brenee Goforth, September 30, 2019
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    No Green New Deal needed

    Mark Whittington explains in the Washington Examiner why free markets have made the dubious Green New Deal unnecessary. What if climate change could be fixed without destroying the fossil fuel industry, and without putting the coal miners and natural gas frackers on the street? It turns out we…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2019
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    Trump administration wants California to clean up its act … er, air

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest dispute between the Trump administration and the Golden State. The Trump administration has warned the state of California that it will face consequences if it fails to submit plans addressing what the Environmental Protection Agency called the “worst…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2019