Environment (page 9)

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    Wall Street Journal: ‘State AGs for rent.’ What about NC?

    This troubling new scheme gives privately funded environmental litigator/activists — who are unaccountable to the people — state police power, if the attorney general demonstrates environmental fealty to the special-interest group funding it.
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper apparently thinks we can mitigate hurricanes by incentivizing electric cars

    If you're a manufacturer or lobbyist for electric vehicles, forget lottery fever; Gov. Cooper just flung the door wide open for government cronyism in your field. As they say in lottery ads: "You may already be a winner!"
    Jon Sanders, November 2, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Veto-proof Republican supermajorities are up for grabs in next week’s N.C. legislative elections. Becki Gray analyzes the potential impact on state policy during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson handicaps the most hotly contested congressional races. Wake Forest University philosophy professor Christian Miller explains…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the appointment of Dr. William Roper to serve as interim president of the UNC system. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal focuses on the investigation into a $58 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    North Carolina can’t affect the world climate

    The idea that we could save the climate by cutting our emissions reductions just a mite faster than we already have been doing for two decades is daft.
    Jon Sanders, November 1, 2018
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    Squinched up and about to barf: The face of climate purity

    The UN says we have 12 years to cut CO2 emissions drastically or face climate catastrophe. That means we'll have to stop eating meat, too. I suspect they're amping up the rhetoric because the U.S. is leading the world in cutting emissions, and we're doing it (a) without them and (b) through the free market.
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Federalist Society’s forum this week for the three candidates seeking a seat on the N.C.Supreme Court. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why it’s important to distinguish between carbon and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the global warming debate.
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2018
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    Another Long-Term Study Finds Fracking isn’t Contaminating Groundwater

    From John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders: Yet another long-term university study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has found no evidence that the process contaminates drinking water. This one is a four-year study from Texas, “the fifth and final in a series conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at…
    Anna Manning, October 23, 2018