Civitas Review

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    Apr
    01

    CLC2015 Highlights

    Posted in Civitas Events, Civitas Review By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , , , ,

    The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend was a tremendous success, with more than 600 people attending March 27 and 28. Dynamic speakers, informative exhibitors and stimulating breakout session leaders provided the statewide audience of engaged activists, policy types and politicos two full days of activity and education. The one common complaint […]

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    Jan
    09

    DOT Targets Fracking; Are Trucks Not Used in Any Other Industry?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The NC Department of Transportation (DOT) released a study which attempts to estimate the amount of trucking traffic that would be required for a fracking site in NC. More than 1,600 trucks could haul sand, water and equipment for a single fracking operation in North Carolina, chewing up country roads and causing millions of dollars […]

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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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    Aug
    21

    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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