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    The Wealth Right Under Our Feet

    Posted in Economics, Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    The purported debate over fracking underlies the tragedy of today's liberalism. Once liberals posed as friends of the working man. But now their fears about the environment take precedence over jobs for ordinary people. I happened to vacation in Pennsylvania, where I once lived. Out in the mountainous area there — which is much like […]

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    DENR Chief Vows to Protect Economy and Environment

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

    I happened to be at the luncheon yesterday at which John Skvarla, head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, explained how his agency intends to help the state's economy while also protecting the environment. The News & Observer wrote a competent story about the event. I'm not dissing the paper, but it has […]

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    Why Do Liberals Hate Eagles?

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

    Why do liberals hate bald eagles and other wild birds? For according to mainstream news accounts, wind turbines kill more than 573,000 birds annually in the U.S. That includes bald and golden eagles. The AP says this includes a utility North Carolinians are familiar with: Duke Energy's Top of the World wind farm, a 17,000-acre […]

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    My Electric Bill: A Big Waste All Around

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

    I opened my electric bill the other day and was forced to ponder the question: why should I help subsidize money-losing alternative energy programs?

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    Sane Environmental Legislation

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Francis De Luca | Tagged ,

    House Bill 628 , a bipartisan bill, if passed will bring some sensible thinking to the use of the "green" certification process known as LEED certification. The LEED process is controlled by a private corporation and can add greatly to the cost of a building. It also can discriminate against locally sourced products in favor […]

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