Archives: Paul Chesser

  • The Impact of Public Sector Collective Bargaining

    John Hood on union efforts in N.C.; Jim DeMint on government overspending; Andrew Brock & Bill Purcell on forced annexation; Paul Chesser on student indoctrination by global warming zealots; Roy Cordato on folly of market-based on environmentalism.

  • Easley evasions should not surprise

    Often when a public official is suspected (indicted, convicted) of misbehavior, observers ask, “How could this happen to such a good man (or woman)?” Or the political chatterers bemoan how, once again, power is intoxicating ether.

  • Easley’s Behavior Shouldn’t Surprise

    Often when a public official is suspected (indicted, convicted) of misbehavior, observers ask, “How could this happen to such a good man (or woman)?” Or the political chatterers bemoan how, once again, power is intoxicating ether.

  • Foundations Connected to CAPAG Management

    RALEIGH — Foundations that promote a troubling forecast from the threat of global warming might be more intimately involved than previously known with North Carolina’s hired directors for its Climate Action Plan Advisory Group.

  • Forestry Leader Sees Enviro Upside

    RALEIGH – A member of North Carolina’s Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change said yesterday that recommendations coming from a study group could potentially help his industry, but he is concerned that no cost-benefit analysis is being conducted on the options under consideration.

  • State Agency, University Deny Records Requests

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Climate Action Plan Advisory Group proclaims its commitment to “transparency,” but when asked by Carolina Journal to provide data and analysis by its consultant, the state-appointed panel had little information to offer.

  • Brad Miller Battles Over Polar Bears

    RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) has picked a fight with Alaska over the state’s refusal to protect polar bears as an endangered species. Alaska's Republican Gov. Sarah Palin, however, disputes Miller, saying his “unfounded criticism could chill scientific debate.”…

  • No Cost-Benefit on Recommendations

    RALEIGH — A consultant to North Carolina’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Group yesterday acknowledged that his organization has conducted no cost-benefit analysis of recommendations CAPAG has made to a special legislative commission on global warming.

  • CCS Joins Clinton Global Initiative

    RALEIGH – The Center for Climate Strategies, which is finalizing recommendations for North Carolina to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, announced over the weekend that it would perform similar work on a national scale as part of the Clinton Global Initiative, an ambitious effort sponsored by a foundation named for the…