Environment (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on significant differences between Atlantic Coast Pipeline approval deals in Virginia and North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why geography presents a challenge as significant as gerrymandering for Democrats seeking a return to political power in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2018
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    Financing roads

    The Trump administration has shared the outlines of its effort to reform and rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure. John Tierney, writing for City Journal, sums up the approach as “get the federal government out of the way.” Decisions made a half century ago to forbid tolling on Interstates has…
    Joseph Coletti, January 26, 2018
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    Hollywood not as thrilled with the Goracle these days

    Chris White of the Daily Caller probes the Hollywood establishment’s response to the latest film from the high prophet of climate doom and gloom. The Academy Awards snubbed the sequel to former Vice President Al Gore’s hugely successful climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Gore’s 2017 film “An…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2018
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    Energy codes help the rich, hurt the poor

    North Carolina’s building code for energy conservation is nowhere near as strict as California’s. A new working paper suggests this is a good thing if we care about living conditions for people with low incomes. stricter codes create a non-trivial reduction in homes’ square footage and the number…
    Joseph Coletti, January 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers’ frustrations about the state Department of Health and Human Services’ failure to launch a mandated watchdog group. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the economic benefits of offshore oil and gas drilling outweigh the costs for North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    Hood asks Cooper to provide leadership on the pipeline

    FERC gave the Atlantic Coast Pipeline a favorable environmental assessment. But as for the Cooper administration, it depends on who you ask.
    Jon Sanders, January 8, 2018
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    Interim Committee Notes: House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality

    The House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality met on the morning of January 4th, 2018. If you missed it, here is a quick overview: The proposed draft discussed during this committee (link is below) must be able to get passed by the Senate and House during the January…
    Lexi Arthur, January 4, 2018
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    JLF Experts Analyze Latest Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developments

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. These exchanges took place during the Dec. 17, 2017, edition of “N.C. Spin.” Watch.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 18, 2017