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  1. Mar
    17

    NC Senate Introduces Bill to Protect Against EPA Overreach

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

    Senate Bill 303 was introduced today, sponsored by Sens. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake), Jim Davis (R-Macon) and Jim Hise (R-Mitchell). The bill would allow North Carolina "to exercise its right to opt out of enforcing the pending EPA rules" on wood-fired stoves, according to a press release from Barefoot's office. The EPA rule establishes such rigid […]

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    Feb
    10

    Virginia Fighting Back Against EPA, Is NC Next?

    Posted in Economics, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    State legislators in Virginia are moving legislation to protect energy consumers from the higher utility bills that would result from the EPA's new draconian regulations. As reported by the Virginia Bureau of Watchdog.org: The specter of increased electricity costs and loss of state sovereignty is fueling a battle over energy policy at the Virginia General […]

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    Dec
    19

    5 Key Factors on Fracking Rules

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    If you want a more accurate picture of energy development in NC than the mainstream media provide, check out this story in NC Capitol Connection. Let’s look at five key factors. Is NC rushing headfirst into hydraulic fracturing? The opposite is true: the Tar Heel State has dragged its feet on the process, also known […]

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    Jun
    12

    Want higher wages? Legalize fracking

    Posted in Economics, Environment & Energy By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    Protesters from North Carolina’s “Moral Monday” movement, as well as other grassroots protests around the nation, have cited an increase in minimum wages as one of their chief goals. What happens, however, when government acquiesces to such demands? Seattle, Wash., recently approved a measure that would over several years raise the city’s required minimum wage […]

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    Jun
    02

    Monday News Flash: Fracking Isn't New

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen

    One problem with the Monday protests is what lies between the lines. Listening to speakers today on Halifax Mall, for instance, you'd think fracking is something new and experimental and, therefore, dangerous. But fracking isn't something new and untested. Fracking was pioneered in 1947. A baby born then is now collecting full Social Security. There […]

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