Regulation (page 292)

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    NFIB targets the Obama administration’s regulatory ‘tidal wave’

    The National Federation for Independent Business has launched a new campaign to “stop the regulatory tidal wave.” The NFIB site contends 4,128 planned Obama administration regulations have a combined cost of at least $515 billion. And Washington isn’t the only place in need of continual…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2012
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    Sloppy Science and Environmental Scaremongering

    In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions.  Are those claims…
    Julie Tisdale, July 19, 2012
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    New at CJO: Durham considers new food truck limits

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about Durham city government’s consideration of new restrictions for food trucks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2012
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    JunkScience.com founder explains his N.C. Medical Board complaint involving EPA air pollution tests on people

    If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed a particular air pollutant to be so dangerous that any exposure to that pollutant could cause death within hours, why did the EPA conduct tests on more than 40 people in North Carolina involving exposure to high levels of that pollutant? Steve…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2012
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    Bailout critic continues to make his case

    Think only those pesky Republicans and free-market advocates oppose the way the Obama administration handled bank bailouts? Perhaps you’ll want to read a short Bloomberg Businessweek article about Neil Barofsky. As special inspector general overseeing the government’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, Barofsky…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2012
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    Murdock notes the latest EPA silliness

    The Supreme Court recently taught us that the federal government can tax us for not buying private health insurance. Now Deroy Murdock tells us the Environmental Protection Agency wants to tax — er, penalize — oil refiners for failing to use a product that doesn’t exist.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care law, what does that ruling mean for North Carolina? John Hood addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray recaps key developments from the 2012 legislative session, and we’ll hear highlights…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Roy Cordato about North Carolina’s smoking ban as an example of government overreach. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the bad grade the UNC system earns for efficiency.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012