NC, Iowa cases challenge federal agency’s actions ignoring Supreme Court

Property owners in North Carolina and Iowa are working with the Pacific Legal Foundation to challenge Army Corps of Engineers actions that appear to ignore US Supreme Court precedent. Federal court documents filed in both states argue that the Army Corps is relying on an interpretation of Clean Water Act rules “soundly rebuked” by the high court in the 2023 case Sackett v. EPA.

CJ Staff

Cooper’s quiet climate collusion with UN

The left’s forced march into its aggressive green agenda has left devastation in its wake in states across the country, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Roy Cooper from quietly colluding with the elite left to force the agenda North Carolinians.  Headlines tell the story that politicians and bureaucrats won’t. A Politico headline about California warns,...

Amy Cooke

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Judges reject injunction in Cooper v Berger appointments fight

A three-judge panel has denied Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for an injunction blocking recent actions from the state Environmental Management Commission. The panel made that unanimous decision Friday after a nearly three-hour hearing in a lawsuit pitting Cooper against Republican legislative leaders. The decision also dissolved a temporary restraining order against the EMC that had remained in effect for a month.

CJ Staff

Green is God

“God is dead,” observed the title character of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, written by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1883. The notorious claim, often interpreted as a celebratory declaration, was not delivered as a boast. Rather, Nietzsche made his observation about a rapidly changing Western culture with a profound sense of foreboding. The fear arose from the...

Jeff Moore

Greensboro’s Syngenta Owned By ChemChina

In light of recent concerns about the amount of foreign-owned agricultural land in North Carolina, it is worth noting the risk extends beyond mere land: Syngenta Seeds, LLC, one of the world's largest developers and producers of seeds for farmers and based in Greensboro, was bought in 2017 by ChemChina as part of a merger.

Katherine Zehnder

The Debrief: Opportunity Scholarships, Early Voting, and Hog Farm Spin

This week on ‘The Debrief’: Demand for Opportunity Scholarships sets a record, early voting starts next week, tackling the spin about North Carolina’s hog farms, and the political lessons we can learn from Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Be sure to visit each day for the latest on North Carolina politics and public...