Civitas Review

Environment & Energy Archives

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    Dec
    16

    Fact-checking the N&O

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, John Murawski over at the News & Observer reported on a judge's denial of the Attorney General's motion to dismiss in Owens v. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The case, brought by the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) on behalf of Perquimans County landowners, alleges that the Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) violated North Carolina […]

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    Dec
    14

    CLF Defeats Government's Motion to Dismiss in Wind Energy Case

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    In September, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed suit against the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on behalf of a Perquimans County couple. At issue is whether DEQ broke the law when it informed Iberdrola Renewables that its Amazon Wind Farm East would not be subjected to state regulatory standards. […]

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    Dec
    01

    Duke Energy: Renewable Energy Mandates Keeping Rates Higher

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    This press release from Duke Energy delivers some good news to NC households – rates are going down. But thanks to the renewable energy portfolio standards (REPS), however, rates will be higher than they would have been otherwise.   Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina will see a decrease in overall rates effective Dec. […]

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    Nov
    30

    Look Who Wrote the N&O's Front Page

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    When I glanced at the front page of the Sunday N&O, I thought, Oh, more global warming propaganda. Little did I know. This wasn't just more of the same, this was a new and sad development in the decline of  newspapers into propaganda vehicles. The article's headline blared: "UN climate change summit could bring first […]

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    Oct
    02

    CLF Fighting for Coastal Residents

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    Check out this News & Observer story about how our Center for Law and Freedom is helping some coastal residents fight plans to build 104 giant wind turbines in their area. “I’m concerned it will make our beautiful county, quite frankly, ugly,” one resident said. “Each turbine is the size of the Washington Monument. These […]

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