Environment (page 7)

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    Clearing out an Obama-era EPA backlog

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one element of a changing administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced a backlog of proposed air quality regulations after California withdrew dozens of outdated plans under pressure. The Obama-era EPA routinely failed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    Young climate prophet faces mockery

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the less-than-enthusiastic response to Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic climate tirades. “Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
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    Magic words to make your power bill go up

    Did you know there are also magic words that can make your power bill go up? They were just used in the coal-ash cleanup settlement agreement between the Cooper administration, environmental groups, Duke Energy, and not ratepayers.
    Jon Sanders, January 9, 2020
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    Another question about the coal-ash settlement: Was it a sue & settle scheme?

    "Sue and settle" is an illiberal tool used by outside pressure groups in cahoots with willing government agencies to bring about a regulatory change they know they could not get through proper political channels.
    Jon Sanders, January 7, 2020
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    When did Cooper change his mind about making consumers pay for coal-ash cleanup? Why?

    How can it be "unfair" and not "reasonable" to sock consumers with the cleanup costs in 2014, but add extra cleanup costs in 2020 and then it’s not a problem? Is the governor no longer "on the side of consumers"?
    Jon Sanders, January 6, 2020
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    Start the New Year Right with Some Good News!

    Just before Christmas, Matt Ridley published a piece in the Spectator under the title, “We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously.” It’s a good antidote to the usual gloom and doom. Here are some excerpts: Let nobody tell you that the second decade…
    Jon Guze, January 6, 2020
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    Martin Center column exposes politicized medical schools

    AnneMarie Schieber writes for the Martin Center about the politics of medical education. To be a successful doctor, it is no longer enough to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend an effective treatment. Today’s medical schools want their students to be well-versed in politics—and not just any politics, but…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    Green New Deal falling flat among some Democratic lawmakers

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on Democratic lawmakers who are resisting pressure to support the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal has high-profile backers in Congress, but several incumbent Democrats are keeping their distance from the proposal left-wing supporters say would address climate change and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019