Category: Environment

  • Smokestacks Built on Dubious Data

    RALEIGH—The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Plan, the report on which the state’s landmark 2002 legislation was built, was written by a left-wing environmental group and contained assumptions based on what some call “junk science.” Environmental Defense, which produced the plan, believes the United States should sign on to the 1997…

  • Smokestacks Bill Helped Utilities

    RALEIGH—Contrary to the stated objectives of its supporters, the 2002 North Carolina Clean Smokestacks law — based on controversial environmental assumptions used to espouse questionable health benefits — may have been crafted to help protect the state’s two largest electricity suppliers from federal lawsuits and fines. The plan, signed into…

  • Cooper Worries About Bush Plan

    RALEIGH — In his latest promotion of North Carolina’s Clean Smokestacks Act, Attorney General Roy Cooper last month objected to provisions of President Bush’s Clear Skies initiative, because of concerns that it would override provisions in the state law. But an analysis of Cooper’s claims show that his worries are…