Category: Energy & Environment

  • Next Farm Bill could target aggressive ag regulations

    Federal environmental regulations are battering farmers, and public policy research analyst Darren Bakst believes there is a mechanism to address the plight. It’s the next version of the federal Farm Bill, now in its early stages, said Bakst, a former John Locke Foundation researcher now with…

  • Laying waste to the landfill monopoly

    North Carolina House Bill 56 got a lot of press earlier this fall when the General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto of the legislation. But most of the discussion was about GenX, an industrial chemical that had been found in the Cape Fear River, and the associated health concerns.

  • Trump administration scuttles Obama Clean Power Plan

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 755: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not move forward with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. While some environmental activists decry the EPA’s reversal on the power plan, Jon Sanders believes the decision represents good news. The John Locke Foundation’s director of…