Environment (page 98)

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    UNC-TV: The “U” stands for Unsurpassed Ignorance

    This UNC-TV NC Now report on recycling did not bother to get any critical views.  That’s not a surprise, especially when it comes to recycling, but the ignorance of basic economics will take your breath away.  One recycling firm representative jumped on the “jobs” bandwagon. Did you know that recycling…
    Michael Sanera, July 26, 2011
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    One newspaper exposes the light rail scam

    Finally!  At least one editorial board sees the folly in the proposed rail system in the Triangle.  The Garner-Clayton Record recently ran this editorial providing the facts not emotion on the “all cost, no benefit” rail system. Speaking of federal dollars for mass transit, some states are starting to…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details contrasting approaches to dealing with North Carolina’s future water needs. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the poor state of poverty statistics.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2011
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    Hayward discusses an environmental ‘reformation’

    You might remember Steven Hayward’s recent presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society on the provocative theme “the death of environmentalism.” Writing on a similar topic in the latest National Review, Hayward covers similar territory. He discusses the growth within the environmental movement of people…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2011
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    Cato expert discusses the ‘climate coup’ that has overtaken the federal government

    Global warming alarmism does more damage than you might expect, invading much of our federal government’s policy and affecting all of our lives. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, makes that argument in the new book Climate Coup. He discussed key themes from that book during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    Calculating Your Carbon Footprint…Beneficial or Intrusive?

    Yesterday, hundreds from around the state gathered at the Success Without Excess water symposium to learn more about the future of water and water policy in North Carolina. While the theme of the conference was on water, one of the more entertaining segments was by Dr. Travis Gannon and his…
    Kristin Szafranski, July 15, 2011
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    New video promotes American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center

    People attending the John Locke Foundation’s regular Shaftesbury Society meeting recently had a chance to hear David Schnare of  the American Tradition Institute’s new Environmental Law Center. Now, ATI has prepared a new video to explain the center’s role in the debate about environmental policy.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government’s new budget year starts one week from today. Joseph Coletti analyzes the new budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops will discuss the confusion surrounding new state public school graduation rate figures that seem to contradict earlier data, and you’ll…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2011